Rockaway at Anthology

From: gregg biermann (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Feb 16 2006 - 08:36:35 PST


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Rockaway 2005, 75 minutes

a film by Mark Street
starring Jennifer Brown, Laura Johnson and Vanessa Yuille

In Rockaway, three teenage girls from Queens celebrate their last night
of high school on the edge of New York, where the city meets the sand.
Their wild stabs at adulthood confuse and haunt them as they struggle to
define themselves in the face of a future they can't imagine. Rockaway
shows the last vestige of a fleeting adolescence caught between suburb
and city.

(click on Rockaway)

"Combining elements of fearless childhood with the sadness of moving on,
ROCKAWAY combines unique monologues and flashbacks with outer-city
scenery and abandoned architecture to create a sweet and powerful look
into the future of narrative cinema." - Roy Wilkinson

"Contrasting the vagaries of youthful ambition with the sodden realities
of working class life in the titular Queens neighborhood, the film
orbits around a cast of three teenage girls in a highly unconventional
manner - much of the dialogue is improvised and shot in a cinéma vérité
style, interrupted occasionally by scripted monologues, highly stylized
cinematographic rhapsodies, and a surreal excerpt from Chekhov's THREE
SISTERS. The result is an indulgent and sobering filmic portrait of a
community in the shadow of the city." - Bosko Blagojevic, FLAVORPILL

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