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Title The visitor [videorecording] / Overture Films in association with Groundswell Productions and Participant Productions present ; a Next Wednesday production ; written and directed by Thomas McCarthy ; produced by Mary Jane Skalski, Michael London.

Imprint Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2008]

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 1st Fl DVD Collection  DVD Visitor    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Special features: Playing the Djembe; "The visitor: an inside look" featurette; audio commentary with director Tom McCarthy and actor Richard Jenkins; deleted scenes.
Credits Executive producer, Jeff Skoll ... [et al.]; director of photography, Oliver Bokelberg ; editor, Tom McArdle ; music, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek ; costume designer, Melissa Toth ; production designer, John Paino.
Cast Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass, Marian Seldes, Maggie Moore, Michael Cumpsty, Bill McHenry, Richard Kind.
Summary Walter Vale is a widower who teaches economics at a Connecticut university. He lives alone and is no longer motivated by his work. In New York to present a paper at a conference, he goes to the apartment that he has not visited in some time, but has kept since his wife was alive, only to discover a young couple living there. Despite their great cultural differences, Walter befriends Tarek, a Syrian citizen and drummer, and gradually builds a friendship with Esi, his girlfriend from Senegal. One day, when returning from Central Park with Walter, Tarek is arrested for jumping a stuck subway turnstile, despite the fact that he had paid. The police discover he does not have legal papers and transfer him to an immigrant detention center in Queens. Feeling responsible for and connected to Tarek, Walter decides to stay in New York to help and support him. Not hearing from her son, Tarek's mother arrives from Michigan to find out why, and she and Walter support one another while they attempt to free Tarek.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief strong language.
System Details DVD, NTSC; region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) and full frame presentations; Dolby Digital.
Language In English, Arabic and French with English subtitles; optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject College teachers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Widowers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Illegal aliens -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Colleges and universities -- Faculty -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Widowers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Illegal aliens -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Feature films.
DVD-Video discs.
New York (N.Y.) -- Drama.
New York (N.Y.) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films -- United States.
Independent films.
Fiction films.
Melodrama -- Feature.
Melodrama films.
Feature films.
Added Author London, Michael. Producer.
Skalski, Mary Jane. Producer.
Skoll, Jeff, 1965-
McCarthy, Tom, 1966-
Jenkins, Richard, 1947-
Sleiman, Haaz.
Gurira, Danai.
Abbass, Hiam.
Overture Films.
Groundswell Productions.
Next Wednesday (Firm)
Participant Productions.
Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc.
Standard No. 013138000897
Music No. DV80008 Anchor Bay Entertainment

 
    
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