Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film & The Brattle Present
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(2009) dir Damien Chazelle w/Jason Palmer, Desiree Garcia [82 min]
GUY & MADELINE ON A PARK BENCH is about the often uneasy but always beautiful relationship between music and love. It tells the story of a young Boston jazz musician who drifts from affair to affair, his trumpet the only constant in his life. He makes a promising connection with an aimless introvert named Madeline, who immediately takes to his music. Their relationship is cut short, however, when Guy leaves her for another, more outgoing love interest. The two separated lovers slowly wind their way back into each other’s lives, through a series of romances and near-romances punctuated by song.
A full-fledged musical that recasts the MGM tradition in a gritty, grainy style, GUY & MADELINE stars Jason Palmer, recently named by Down Beat Magazine one of the top twenty-five “Trumpeters for the Future,” and features all original music composed by Justin Hurwitz and recorded by the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra.
Called one of the best undistributed films of 2009 by Film Comment, Variety, Time Out New York, and IndieWire.
“A magical amalgam of Jean-Luc Godard, Miles Davis, Morris Engel and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, GUY & MADELLINE catches you off-guard and keeps you there… A surprise, a delight and a whimsical experiment.” – Variety
“It had to happen sooner or later. Boston movies are hot. Musicals are back. It was just a matter of time before someone staged an all-singing, all-tap-dancing production number amid the lobster pools at Jasper White’s Summer Shack.… [GUY & MADELLINE is] a gritty, no-budget love letter to Beantown, from its opening shots of Fish Pier to its climactic lovers’ confrontation in the parking lot of the Alewife T station. And, yes, the characters sing and dance… The movie is a kind of tribute to the secret Broadway show we each carry within ourselves, and to a softer, sweeter Boston than movie audiences often see.” – Ty Burr, The Boston Globe
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench opens at the Brattle on Friday, December 17th, and plays through Thursday, December 23rd.
Celebrating the yet-to-be discovered treasures of the independent film world, Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film and the Brattle present a new bi-weekly film and discussion series on alternating Monday nights through January 3, 2011. Expect to see sneak previews, festival favorites, regional features, and overlooked gems in this exciting series. Filmmakers will be in attendance on select evenings, and discussions will be held after all screenings. More »