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Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench

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Directed by Damien Chazelle
United States, 2009
Musical, Romance, Drama, Comedy
      English
      No subtitles

Synopsis

Writer/director Damien Chazelle combines the cinematic sensibilities of Cassavetes and Godard in a gritty, 16mm, MGM-style musical. Backed by a score by Justin Hurwitz, the film tracks a pair of young lovers after they meet by chance in a Boston park and bond over old-timey music.

Our take

Damien Chazelle was at the top of Hollywood with La La Land, his jubilant throwback to the American musical. Yet this was not his first foray into the genre—his debut film similarly focuses a kaleidoscope of influences into an absorbing story of love, youth, and, of course, jazz!

Synopsis

Writer/director Damien Chazelle combines the cinematic sensibilities of Cassavetes and Godard in a gritty, 16mm, MGM-style musical. Backed by a score by Justin Hurwitz, the film tracks a pair of young lovers after they meet by chance in a Boston park and bond over old-timey music.

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Guy and Madeline on a Park BenchDirected byDamien Chazelle
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Awards & Festivals

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Village Voice Film Poll
2010 | Nominee: Best First Feature
Indiewire Critics' Poll
2009 | 3rd place: Best Undistributed Film

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