3 Backyards

3 Backyards

Running Time: 85 mins

We only catch glimpses of how strange the world truly is through strangers.

Edie Falco (The Sopranos), Elias Koteas (The Thin Red Line), Embeth Davidtz (Schindler’s List) and Rachel Resheff star in a mesmerizing drama of chance and unscripted encounters that reveal life to be more dangerous and mysterious than we usually care to consider. Writer/Director Eric Mandelsohn (Judy Berlin) introduces us to a business man who is jerked out of his self-centered concerns by the plight of a hard-luck waitress, a little girl who encounters perversity and shame in very different circumstances and a house-wife who explores the boundaries of privacy and respect with an actress unsure of what she owes to her public. With a unique visual style that consistently asks the audience to think differently, Mandelsohn’s web of stories challenges and instructs without delivering pat morals or resorting to clichés.

– GB Brookshire

Film sponsored by SolarCity.

Director:
Eric Mendelsohn
Cinematographer:
Kasper Tuxen
Cast:
Embeth Davidtz, Edie Falco, Elias Koteas, Rachel Resheff, Kathryn Erbe, Wesley Broulik, Danai Gurira
Editor:
Morgan Faust, Jeffrey K. Miller
Producer:
Fred Berner, Rocco Caruso, Amy Durning
Language:
English
Genre:
Drama
Music:
Michael Nicholas