Thursday, October 3, 2013

Mala Noche



1986 American Feature
Alternate Title: Bad Night

Cast: Tim Streeter, Doug Cooeyate, Ray Monge and Nyla McCarthy
Director: Gus Van Sant
Writer: Gus Van Sant, based on the novel by Walt Curtis

Synopsis:
Lonely liquor store manager Walt is madly in love/lust with Johnny, a young illegal Mexican immigrant.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 95% / Audience: 62%

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Independent/Experimental Film and Video Award.
  • Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Festival's Plate Award.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Walt Curtis' autobiographical novel Mala Noche was first published in 1977. Curtis plays George in the movie.
  • Feature film debut of writer/director Gus Van Sant. 
  • Mala Noche was released on DVD as part of The Criterion Collection in 2007.

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