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Christmas, Again

Diretto da Charles Poekel
Stati Uniti, 2014
Drammatico, Sentimentale

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A heartbroken Christmas-tree salesman returns to New York City hoping to put his past behind him. Living in a trailer and working the night shift, he begins to spiral downwards until the saving of a woman and some colorful customers rescue him from self-destruction.

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Christmas, Again Diretto da Charles Poekel
Filmmaking in a minor key, but by no means a minor film, Poekel’s winning first feature has great specificity of character and place, showing with a documentary-like attention to detail what it must be like for an upstate New Yorker to work a seasonal, blue-collar job in Brooklyn.
December 18, 2015
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Crafted with affection and attentive to workaday rhythms, this first feature from writer-director Charles Poekel demonstrates an authentic feel for the neighborhood, where he himself once sold trees. Its moments of warmth, stolen from the cold by two outsiders, are strangely hopeful and affirming, offering the surprise of beauty in a bleak world.
December 17, 2015
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[Cinematographer Sean Price] Williams is the current moment’s undisputed camera laureate of retro-styled, fine-grained NYC cinema, and shooting in tight quarters, he gets so close that what obtains most about the film are its textures: the faux-wood-paneled walls of Noel’s trailer and the vinyl siding of North Brooklyn row houses, the scratchy plaid of Audley’s work shirt and the bristles of his mustache.
December 03, 2015
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