Open Window

Benefit screening for M.E.S.A.

Open Window
Izzy (Robin Tunney) is a struggling young photographer. Peter (Joel Edgerton) is an assistant professor at a university in Los Angeles. Newly engaged and madly in love, they find their cozy world shattered by a random act of violence. Their respective parents, the idiosyncratic Arlene (Cybill Shepherd) and sportswriter John (Elliott Gould), and Peter’s mercurial father, Eddie (Scott Wilson), weave their way through their children’s lives and it soon becomes clear that irrevocable losses have touched not only Izzy and Peter, but their entire circle of relationships. Long-hidden emotions rise to the surface as the trauma turns into a complex test of Izzy and Peter’s relationship.

Accomplished motion picture editor Mia Goldman makes an impressive writing/directing debut with Open Window. The haunting drama stars Robin Tunney and Joel Edgerton as the lead couple, and Cybill Shepherd, Elliott Gould and Scott Wilson as parents who struggle in their individual ways to help each of their children. Academy-Award nominee Shirley Knight is the psychiatrist whose unique insight provokes change. Shot on film in 35mm, Open Window features glowing cinematography by Denis Maloney, an evocative score by Cliff Eidelman, production design by Barbara Dunphy and editing by Heather Persons. Thomas K. Barad and Midge Sanford produced, and acclaimed directors Lasse Hallström and Todd Field served as executive producers.

NOTE: Janine D'Anniballe, MESA's Executive Director will introduce OPEN WINDOW. All proceds will benefit M.E.S.A.

Open Window

Thu October 12, 2006, 7:00 only, Muenzinger Auditorium

USA, 2006, in English, Color, 97 min • official site



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