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Adaptation of Truman Capote's 1948 novel (his first) is the semi-autobiographical story of a young boy's search for his father set against the backdrop of a decaying Bayou mansion. Southern saga, narrated by Capote sound-alike Kingdom, starts when 12-year-old Joel's mother dies and he is sent by his aunts to live with his father. Instead of being greeted by his father, Joel (Speck) instead meets an odd collection of guests, including Amy (Thomson), a fragile and pretty Southern belle and her cousin Randolph (Bluteau), a sensitive, effete, and charming alcoholic. Pic deals with the secrets of the father's illness and what lies behind the unhappiness of the two cousins, who try to keep the child from fleeing the wacky "family." Lacks the danger and suspense of Capote's novel, but sets proper mood and shows off actors talents. Best known as a documentary director/producer, this is Rocksavage's feature debut.

Ariztical Entertainment, 405 E. Wetmore, Ste. 117-516, Tucson, AZ 85705, Phone: (520)622-2400, Toll-free: 800-356-4386

Available on Running time 98 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
American South, Childhood Visions, Family Drama, Books to Film: Truman Capote, Coming of Age, Gays, Southern Belles, Period Piece: 1940s
Screenplay
David Rocksavage, Sara Flanigan
Cast
Lothaire Bluteau, Anna Thomson, David Speck, April Turner, Aubrey Dollar
Cinematography
Paul Ryan
Director
David Rocksavage
Music
Chris Hajian
Other
Bob Kingdom
Producer
Peter T. Wentworth, Robert Stigwood

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