Peter Coyote

  • Roman Polanski – Bitter Moon (1992)

    Drama1991-2000Roman PolanskiUSA

    British couple Fiona and Nigel Dobson are sailing to Istanbul en route to India. They encounter a beautiful French woman, and that night Nigel meets her while dancing alone in the ship’s bar. Later he meets her crippled American husband Oscar, who tells him their story. While living in Paris for several years trying to be a writer, he becomes obsessed with a woman he met by chance on a bus. He tracks her down and they start a steamy love affair. Soon Oscar finds himself enslaved body and soul by her love, and continues to tell Nigel the details of this relationship in various stages over a number of visits to Oscar’s cabin.Read More »

  • Steven Soderbergh – Fallen Angels: Professional Man aka Perfect Crimes: Professional Man (1995)

    1991-2000CrimeDramaSteven SoderberghUSA

    Johnny Lamb (Brendan Fraser) has two jobs: he’s an elevator operator by day and a hit man by night and he’s very good at both jobs. His Boss (Peter Coyote) sends him on a job that makes Lamb confront his conscience; maybe for the first time. The episode has gay relationship overtones seldom touched in hard-boiled novels nor found in film noir.Read More »

  • John Antonelli – Kerouac, the Movie AKA Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats (1985)

    1981-1990DocumentaryJohn AntonelliUSA

    Jack Kerouac was a Beat Generation writer who took the nation by storm upon the publication of his novel On the Road. Kerouac’s legacy and influence are explained via interviews with Kerouac’s friends and contemporaries such as William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, and Edie Parker. Narrator Peter Coyote reads sections of Kerouac’s (mostly autobiographical) books as an actor recreates scenes from Kerouac’s life.Read More »

  • Diane Kurys – Un homme amoureux aka A Man in Love (1987)

    1981-1990Diane KurysDramaFranceRomance

    An American film-star and an unknown British actress meet on set in Rome. She is angry when he refuses to speak to her journalist father, but later they have a passionate relationship. Written by Michael Crew

    This film examines relationships at all levels, mother/daughter, father/daughter, man/wife, lovers, friends. (Jane Steiner) has learned through her mother (Julia) how to go after what you want in life, to ‘live’. (Michael) is the best friend who honors friendship at any price. Living in three worlds: Imaginary, Family Man, and Desire, (Steve Elliot) doesn’t seem to know which one he really belongs to. Self examination and Discovery are for the taking with each character. Written by D.B.SteinsheimRead More »

  • Bigas Luna – Di Di Hollywood (2010)

    2001-2010Bigas LunaDramaSpain

    Dreams of fame take Diana from Madrid to Hollywood. She seems to be on the right path when a powerful agent notices her, but he only wants someone for a sham marriage with a secretly gay star.Read More »

  • Baltasar Kormákur – A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)

    2001-2010Baltasar KormákurDramaIcelandThriller

    After a suspicious fatal car accident in Hastings where the identity of the victim was forged, the Quality Life insurance company sends their smart investigator Abe Holt (Forrest Whitaker) to identify the body. The unique beneficiary of the one million dollars death benefit is the sister of the victim, Isold (Julia Stiles), who lives with her son Thor and her husband Fred (Jeremy Renner) in a poor cabin in the middle of nowhere. Along the investigation, Abe discloses the truth about the fraud, but feels sorry for Isold and Thor and tries to help them with tragic consequences.Read More »

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