Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Urbania



2000 American Feature

Cast: Dan Futterman, Samuel Ball, Lothaire Bluteau, Alan Cumming, Josh Hamilton, Matt Keeslar, James Simon, Megan Dodds and Gabriel Olds
Director: Jon Matthews
Writers: John Shear and Daniel Reitz, based on the play Urban Folk Tales by Daniel Reitz

Synopsis:
In a dream-like state, the grieving Charlie spends a sleepless night in New York City on the heels of a brooding stranger. A series of bizarre events and urban myths leads to a climactic showdown where Charlie finds the redemption he's been seeking.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 6.6 /10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 70% / Audience: 71%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 73% / Audience: 8.4%
  • OMG rating: 6/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Limited Release.
  • L.A. Outfest Grand Jury Award for Outstanding American Narrative Feature.
  • Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Jury Prize for Best Feature.
  • San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Award for Best First Feature.

Notes/Trivia:
  • The film references a number of urban legends, both by having characters describe them as they're depicted and by presenting random people experiencing them.

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