A Case of Blue – life happens, and sometimes so does love
Have you ever thought about a romantic partner from years ago? How things might have been had you made a different choice? Whatif that romantic partner were to reappear, looking exactly as before?
Recently retired Richard Flicker (Stephen Schnetzer) gets a second chance at romance when he attends a life-drawing class in New York City and encounters free-spirited Amelia (Annapurna Sriram), who is the spitting image of a long-lost love from decades ago. Grappling with a troubled home front, Richard flirts with the temptation of this second chance at romance.
Amelia’spresence flips Richard’s world onto itself. Cajoled by an old friend with arrested development, Richard determines to learn how she could exist yet again, perfectly preserved after so much time. With Amelia’saccompaniment, Richard embarks on a journey of the soul, frolicking once more in the fountain of his youth –only to discover that to escape one’s reality has its own unexpected costs.
Available from 1091 Pictures.
From Student Academy Award winning director Dana H. Glazer and producer Scott Rosenfelt (Home Alone, Mystic Pizza, Critical Thinking). Starring Stephen Schnetzer (“Another World”, “The Wire”), Annapurna Sriram (Feral, “Billions”), Tracy Shayne (“Blindspot”, “Homeland”), Ken Baltin (The Equalizer 2, Vault)
I’ve always been a bit too nostalgic for my own good. While happily married, the ghosts of my past still haunt me. They linger in dusty boxes in my attic: love letters, yellowing photos, phone numbers scribbled on napkins and fading concert stubs. I can’t seem to let them go. And I don’t think I’m alone in this. While A Case of Blue is a way of delving into this deep-seated nostalgia, the film ultimately serves as a comforting way for viewers to explore concerns that are more existential: retirement, ageism, isolation, powerlessness and mortality. Even though A Case of Blue takes place in the present, it is in many ways a time travel movie, focusing on locations in New York City that harken back to the 1960’s and what it was like to be young during that time.
With the use of a vintage zoom lens from the late 60’s anda corresponding color palette, we attempted to capture the feel of films of that era like Butch Cassidyand The Sundance Kidand The Graduate.!The music of Joni Mitchell had a profound impact on me when I was in my twenties and while none of her music appears in the film, anyone knowing her work will appreciate the multiple references laced throughout.On a more personal note, perhaps the biggest motivation for making this film was as a way of helping my father navigate a difficult point in his life –something which I hope will assist countless others as well. –DANA H. GLAZER
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