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USA | 2012 | 105 minutes | Nick Cassavetes

This visually dazzling head-trip from director Nick Cassavetes features Inception-esque dream sequences and some of the most elaborate mindscapes since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Starring Gena Rowlands, Ray Liotta, and Sienna Miller.

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Skittles are yellow, but that's not what Mary Holmes (Heather Wahlquist) is popping when she begins to have a breakdown. The substitute teacher is plagued by hallucinations and daydreams: her classroom going wild in a torrent of indoor rain as she stands calmly in the center of a chaotic world. She figuratively falls through the palm tree-lined streets of Los Angeles until hitting a scandalous rock bottom. Career in tatters, Mary retreats to her native Oklahoma, where she's newly confronted with the familial drama that running away couldn't leave behind. Nick Cassavetes' newest feature, co-written with Wahlquist, is a left-field jolt of hypercolor surrealism that's several gradients removed from his tender touchstone The Notebook. With Cassavetes' vibrant, expressionistic flair, Mary's mind-melt is portrayed through both her actions and her visions. Wahlquist has earned festival nods for a performance of exquisite collapse, in a film Indiewire's Eric Kohn writes "suggests Bad Teacher by way of Bob Fosse and Todd Solondz."

Director Biography
Nick Cassavetes was born in New York City to actress Gena Rowlands and Greek-American actor-director John Cassavetes. The actor, screenwriter, and filmmaker’s previous works include John Q (2002), The Notebook (2004), Alpha Dog (2006), and My Sister's Keeper (2009).

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Director: Nick Cassavetes
Principal Cast: Heather Wahlquist, Sienna Miller, Gena Rowlands, Ray Liotta, David Morse, Lucy Punch, Max Theoriot, Riley Keough, Daveigh Chase, Melanie Griffith
Country: USA
Year: 2012
Running Time: 105 minutes
Producer: Manu Kumaran, Chris Hanley, Jordan Gertner, Chuck Pacheco
Screenplay: Nick Cassavetes, Heather Wahlquist
Cinematographers: Jeff Cutter
Editors: Jim Flynn
Music: Aaron Zigman
Website: http://www.yellowthefilm.com/
Filmography: My Sister’s Keeper (2009); Alpha Dog (2006); The Notebook (2004); John Q (2002); She’s So Lovely (1997); Unhook the Stars (1996)
Language: English
Format: DCP
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