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- Summary: Renowned actress Colleen West abandons her successful career for a secluded life in the hills. But the quiet and peace of mind she longed for is disrupted by the noisy construction of neighboring housing developments. Before long, Colleen discovers that she really can’t stand hean’t stand herself now that she has given up the only thing that she has ever truly been passionate about. As an alternative to isolation, she reluctantly befriends her jubilant, whimsical neighbor and reconnects with her estranged brother who drops by unannounced after hearing about her retirement. Haunted by loneliness and past desires, Colleen begins to feel as if she has lived her life through the characters she has played on stage and screen. Ultimately, she is forced to confront loss, her failures and mistakes, by reliving a recent affair with younger actor Harvey West whom she met during her final stage performance. Reality becomes inseparable from Colleen’s unhinged obsessions in a hallucinatory struggle to accept her own vulnerability and reclaim herself. (Cinemad Presents)… Expand
- Director: Cam Archer
- Genre(s): Drama
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75Shit Year is a thematic twin to Billy Wilder's "Sunset Boulevard," both heightened fables about the slow disintegration of a retired actress mourning her now-dead career by retreating inward.
50A protegé of Gus Van Sant, Archer -- who also makes short films and music videos -- has a wild imagination he has trouble harnessing. He doesn't know the meaning of "too much." But Barkin, in short, blond hair, is superb, as usual, and Aaron Platt's cinematography is stunning. Here's hoping Archer gets his s - - t together in feature No. 3.