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Uniform Title Before night falls (Motion picture)
Title Before night falls / Fineline Features ; a Grandview Pictures production ; Jon Kilik presents a film by Julian Schnabel ; produced by Jon Kilik ; written by Cunningham O'Keefe, Lázaro Gómez Carriles, Julian Schnabel ; directed by Julian Schnabel.

Publication Info. Los Angeles, CA : Fine Line Features : Distributed by New Line Home Entertainment, [2000]
©2001

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Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  DVD FOREIGN BEFORE    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  DVD FOREIGN BEFORE NIGHT FALLS    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Lobby  DVD FOREIGN FILM BEFORE    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Media Room  DVD BEF    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Audio Visual  DVD BEFORE    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD BEFORE    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  AD DVD BEFORE    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD BEFORE NIGHT FALLS    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  DVD BEFORE    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (133 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo; widescreen presentation preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for widescreen televisions.
Note Based on the memoir Before night falls (Antes que anochezca) by Reinaldo Arenas.
Cast Javier Bardem, Olivier Martinez, Andrea Di Stefano, Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, John Ortiz, Santiago Magill, Michael Wincott, Najwa Nimri, Alfredo Villa, Rene Rivera, Maurice Compte, Vincent Laresca, Manuel Gonzalez, Hector Babenco.
Credits Directors of photography, Xavier Pérez Grobet, Guillermo Rosas ; editor, Michael Berenbaum ; music composed by Carter Burwell ; production designer, Salvador Parra ; costume designer, Mariestela Fernández ; consultant, Melanio Filiberto Hebra.
Event Originally released as motion picture in 2000.
Audience MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong sexual content, some language and brief violence.
Summary "Victimized by a government that banned his books and jailed him for a crime he didn't commit, [poet] Reinaldo [Arenas] endured unspeakable persecution in a courageous stand against censorship and oppression. Without a country, but not without integrity, he fled to America where he continued to fight for personal expression and produced a stirring body of work." -- Container.
Contents Childhood -- Holguín, 1958 -- "The parade begins" -- Havana, 1964 -- Pepe -- New start -- Beauty is the enemy -- Revolutionaries -- 4 types -- Crackdown -- Article 243 -- Outside help -- Accusations -- Escape -- In hiding -- Prison -- Bon Bon -- Punishment -- Lieutenant Victor -- Free again -- Being a writer -- Pepe's escape -- Exit permit -- Stateless -- Strain -- Promise -- End credits.
Note Special features: Commentary with director Julian Schnabel, actor Javier Bardem, screenwriter Lázaro Gómez Carilles, composer Carter Burwell, and co-director of photography Xavier Pérez Grobet [optional audio feature]; Excerpts from "Improper conduct," 1983 interview with Reinaldo Arenas (7 min.); Behind the scenes: Home movie by Lola Schnabel [featurette] (8 min.); Little notes on painting: Artwork by Julian Schnabel (15 min.); Cast and crew [text feature]; Theatrical trailer (2 min.); DVD-ROM weblinks (requirements: PC; Microsoft Windows 95 or higher; Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher; Macromedia Flash 6.0; InterActual Player (available on disc); Internet connection; DVD-ROM drive; software or hardware DVD player).
"[Film sequence during] end credits from the film 'PM' by Orlando Jiménez Leal and Saba Cabrera, banned in Cuba in 1961." -- Note during end credits.
Language In English or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, Spanish, or French; closed-captioned in English.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Arenas, Reinaldo, 1943-1990 -- Drama.
Authors, Cuban -- 20th century -- Biography -- Drama.
Gays -- Cuba -- Biography -- Drama.
Poets, Cuban -- 20th century -- Biography -- Drama.
Cuba -- History -- Revolution, 1959 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Biographical films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Schnabel, Julian, 1951- Screenwriter. Director.
Kilik, Jon. Producer.
O'Keefe, Cunningham. Screenwriter.
Gómez Carriles, Lázaro, 1958- Screenwriter.
Bardem, Javier, 1969- Actor.
Martinez, Olivier, 1966- Actor.
Di Stefano, Andrea, 1972- Actor.
Depp, Johnny. Actor.
Penn, Sean, 1960- Actor.
Ortiz, John. Actor.
Magill, Santiago, 1978- Actor.
Wincott, Michael, 1959- Actor.
Nimri, Najwa, 1972- Actor.
Villa, Alfredo. Actor.
Rivera, Rene. Actor.
Compte, Maurice. Actor.
Laresca, Vincent. Actor.
Gonzalez, Manuel. Actor.
Babenco, Hector. Actor.
Pérez Grobet, Xavier, 1964- Cinematographer.
Rosas, Guillermo (Cinematographer) Cinematographer.
Berenbaum, Michael, 1945- Film editor.
Burwell, Carter. Composer.
Arenas, Reinaldo, 1943-1990. Antes que anochezca. English.
Jiménez-Leal, Orlando, 1941- P.M.
Cabrera, Saba. P.M.
Fine Line Features.
Grandview Pictures (Firm)
New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 0780634934
9780780634930
Standard No. 794043525124
Music No. N5251 New Line Home Entertainment
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