‘Breakfast With Curtis’ Opens At Cable Car
With special Q&A with Providence-based filmmaker and director Laura Colella on Friday and Saturday. “Breakfast with Curtis” was filmed in Providence, and will kick off its theatrical release here two weeks before its New York opening, after a festival run that earned it several awards and an Independent Spirit Award Nomination. We wrote about the film earlier this year when it began making waves around the country. Recently the Cable Car began startling local audiences with its reel of coming attractions (trailer after the jump) causing much chatter and finger pointing — “Hey, I know that house!” In a nutshell:
Syd, an eccentric bookseller with delusions of grandeur fueled by red wine, caused a rift five years ago between the freewheeling bohemian residents of his house and the family next door. Over the course of a balmy summer, he now tries to draft the boy next door to make videos for his online book business. Introverted young Curtis is reluctant at first, but soon gets drawn in by Syd’s creative fervor. Their unlikely bond dissolves bad blood between their households, replacing old grudges and repressed secrets with new camaraderie and fresh possibility.
Colella made the film with all-local actors and crew on a tiny budget with her neighbors playing the main roles, and using our homes in Providence’s Mt. Hope neighborhood as principal locations (who hasn’t driven past this house a thousand times?). The movie has been enthusiastically received including a rave from Paul Thomas Anderson: “I absolutely love it,” says Anderson. “You’ve never seen anything like it. It’s a smile from beginning to end.”
Opens, 7pm, Friday, November 22, Cable Car Cinema, 204 South Main Street