Preview Theater episode #148 broadcast on December 12, 1996
Back in 1996, the independent filmmaker was coming into its own. In this episode we’ll look Beyond Hollywood at some of the first wide release of independent films.
Featured in this week’s episode:
Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim. SHINE stars Geoffrey Rush, Armin Mueller-Stahl, and Justin Braine.
Viola and Sebastian are young twins who, on Twelfth Night (holiday) are performing on a ship and use their likeness to tease their audiences. During their journey, they are caught in a storm, shipwrecked and separated. TWELFTH NIGHT stars Charles Gray, Bryan Marshall, and Anne Stallybrass.
An ex-convict and his bumbling crook brother fight for the same woman. FEELING MINNESOTA stars Keanu Reeves, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Cameron Diaz .
UNHOOK THE STARS
Son of the original indie filmmaker, Nick Cassavetes writes and directs a story about an elderly woman who has spent her life caring for others. When her daughter finally leaves home, she finds that, for the first time in her life, she has nobody to worry about -she learns there is more to life than taking care of others. UNHOOK THE STARS stars Gena Rowlands, Marisa Tomei, and Gérard Depardieu.
This week’s episode rundown:
Beyond Hollywood Special
- Feeling Minnesota
- Twelfth Night
- Unhook the Stars
- Beautiful Thing
- Breaking the Waves
- The Grass Harp