3 Backyards

3 Backyards
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3 Backyards
USA, 2010, 88 Minute Running Time
Topics: Drama, Independent
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: English


Eleven years after making a splash with his debut feature Judy Berlin, Eric Mendelsohn returns to Suffolk County on Long Island for a mysterious and wholly satisfying drama encompassing one day in the lives of a select group of Long Island natives. In one tale, a businessman (Elias Koteas), determined to leave his wife, keeps running into a would-be waitress who is desperate for employment. In another, an eight-year-old (Rachel Resheff) misses her school bus and embarks on a journey through a series of backyards, finding quirky characters and possibly menacing adventures on her journey to school. And in the most riveting of the three, the great Edie Falco plays a housewife who offers a lift to a movie star (the equally fine Embeth Davidtz), only to have their trip to the ferry turn into a passive-aggressive battle of wills.

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Filming his Long Island locations with love and artistry, while imbuing his stories with a heightened, near-fairy-tale-like sense of the unreal, Mendelsohn has fashioned one of the most singular features of this or any other year.

DIRECTOR: Eric Mendelsohn
Producer: Rocco Caruso, Eric Mendelsohn, Amy Durning
Editor: Morgan Faust, Jeffrey K. Miller
Screenwriter: Eric Mendelsohn
Cinematographer: Kasper Tuxen
Music: Michael Nicholas
Principal Cast: Embeth Davidtz, Edie Falco, Elias Koteas, Rachel Resheff, Kathryn Erbe, Danai Gurira
Filmography: Judy Berlin (1999)
Print Source: Caruso Mendelsohn Productions - www.3backyards.com

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