Carol Kane

  • Steve Buscemi – Trees Lounge (1996)

    1991-2000DramaSteve BuscemiUSA
    Trees Lounge (1996)
    Trees Lounge (1996)

    A Tom Waits song in movie form, Steve Buscemi’s directorial debut is a semi-autobiographical account of a barfly in his thirties who inherits an ice cream truck. The impressive extended cast includes Carol Kane, Anthony LaPaglia, Mimi Rogers, Seymour Cassel, the lovely Eszter Balint, and many others.Read More »

  • Fred Walton – When a Stranger Calls (1979)

    1971-1980Fred WaltonHorrorThrillerUSA
    When a Stranger Calls (1979)
    When a Stranger Calls (1979)

    A terrified young baby-sitter… an incessantly ringing phone… and whispered threats set the stage for one of the most suspenseful chillers ever filmed. Carol Kane stars as the baby-sitter who is tormented by a series of ominous phone calls until a compulsive cop (Charles Durning) is brought on the scene to apprehend the psychotic killer. Seven years later, however, the nightmare begins again when the madman return to mercilessly haunt Kane, now a wife and mother. No longer a naïve girl – though still terrified, but prepared – she moves boldly to thwart the maniac’s attack in scenes that culminate in a nerve-shattering conclusion…Read More »

  • Catherine Binet – Les jeux de la comtesse Dolingen de Gratz (1981)

    1981-1990ArthouseCatherine BinetDramaFrance

    In Paris, a young woman, Louise Haines Pearson, visits her disturbed friend Nena who tells her that she has just written a book on the history of a little girl troubled by her senses, perhaps because of the tyranny of his mother and the absence of her father. Louise recognizes the difficulties of this little girl, being herself deeply affected by the indifference of her husband.Read More »

  • Joan Micklin Silver – Hester Street (1975)

    1971-1980ArthouseDramaJoan Micklin SilverThe Female GazeUSA

    It’s 1896. Yankel Bogovnik, a Russian Jew, emigrated to the United States three years earlier and has settled where many of his background have, namely on Hester Street on the Lower East Side of New York City. He has assimilated to American life, having learned English, anglicized his name to Jake, and shaved off his beard. He is working at a $12/week job as a seamster, the money earned to be able to bring his wife Gitl and his son Yossele to America from Russia. Regardless, he has fallen in love with another woman, a dancer named Mamie Fein. Nonetheless, he is excited when he learns that Gitl and Yossele are indeed coming to America. Read More »

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