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Love and Class in Connecticut

Set in a well appointed Connecticut home, Tina, the Bohemian sister has not been invited to the family celebration naming the baby of her younger, post partum, slightly hysterical sister. Tina shows up anyway not to see the baby, but to see her father, her sister's husband and to make sure he sees her. After too long of an insecure life of sleeping with construction workers, Tina has finally met a handsome doctor to rescue her from her life. The fact that he is already married to her sister provides the conflict that sets the story spinning.

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Taking our inspiration from "play films" shot in the late fifties and sixties and in the guerilla vein of John Cassavetes, the writer and I have combined our backgrounds of theatre and film to create this tight comic drama which lives and breathers in one Connecticut living room. The film was shot with one camera in 48 hours and took two years to edit. It was photographed by award winning Bulgarian cinematographer, Christo Bakalov.- Doug Tenagalia, director




Copyright © 2007 Susan Cinoman

Previous screenings

4 Oct – 8 Oct | Brookline, United States
15 May – 18 May | Great Barrington, United States
20 May – 25 May | Bethel, United States
7 Nov – 9 Nov | Concord, United States

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