Judy Berlin is an aspiring actress whose zippy idealism is at odds with her small suburban community, where a solar eclipse induces town inhabitants, including a lonely housewife, frustrated schoolteacher, and introverted failure to search for solace and understanding in themselves and each other.
Director: Eric Mendelsohn.
Stars: Barbara Barrie, Bob Dishy, Edie Falco, Carlin Glynn, Aaron Harnick, Bette Henritze, Madeline Kahn, Julie Kavner, Anne Meara, Novella Nelson, Peter Appel, Glenn Fitzgerald, Marcia DeBonis, Marcus Giamatti, Judy Graubart.
1999 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Un Certain Regard Award.
1999 Sundance Film Festival – Winner Directing Award – Dramatic.
1999 Sundance Film Festival – Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize – Dramatic.
Lovely little film..
A beautiful film, with an incredible free-spirited performance by Falco, singing Lady w/ the Alligator Purse like a schoolgirl … And all when she was right on the cusp — just months away from encountering a destiny like a ton of bricks … A magnificent, lucky fate which would give her all of her best moments, to be sure — but which, just as with Gandolfini her counterpart, was such a pronounced, “heavy” persona, that she can probably never get as far away from its pull on her life, as she was then ….
Meanwhile, sadly, brilliant, magical Kahn, who’s also excellent here, had also run out of youthful time , alas …
the video is no longer available on the site. 🙁
Sorry about that, should be working now, give it a few seconds to load the movie 🙂