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Derek Cianfrance made his directorial debut with this noir-styled drama based on the real-life friendship of lead actor Keith Zimmerman and a black ex-con -- along with the apparent influence of Elia Kazan's 1955 film-adaptation of John Steinbeck's John Steinbeck. Cal (Zimmerman), the sensitive younger brother of Aaron (Jason Hauser), is friends with black barber Cassius (Carey Westbrook). At a Christmas party, Aaron picks a fight with Cassius. When Cal stands up for Cassius instead of siding with his brother, tensions erupt. In a parallel with the Kazan film, both brothers are attracted to the same woman, Camille (Christina Chang), who is initially attached to Cal. At their mother's house, Cal is stunned to realize that Aaron is dating Camille. Cal's brother and mother, who cuts him off, both leave him feeling painfully alienated from his family. Filmed in black-and-white and color, the story spans an entire year, from one Christmas to the next Christmas. Shown at 1998 film festivals (Berlin, Sundance). ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Crew

Derek Cianfrance
Director
Todd Lubin
Producer
Alexis Howerton
Producer
Chase Morgan
Producer
Mike Tillman
Screenwriter
Derek Cianfrance
Screenwriter
Joey Curtis
Screenwriter
Derek Cianfrance
Cinematographer
Joey Curtis
Editor
David Handley
Art Director
Charlotta Helton
Associate Producer
Oliver Katz
Associate Producer
Jean Helms
Associate Producer
James Wahlberg
Associate Producer
Joey Curtis
Sound/Sound Designer
Mike Tillman
First Assistant Director
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