About the film
sunday party diner queens, new york city
Release Date: May 01, 1997
|Production Companies||:||Sunday Productions, Goatworks Films, Ocelot Films Inc.|
|Producers||:||Mali Finn, Robert Jiras, Danny Lerner, Hisami Kuroiwa, Andrew Fierberg, Jonathan Nossiter, D.J. Paul, Alix Madigan, Jed Alpert, Agios Katsikakis, Heidi Bettini, George Pezyos|
|Writers||:||Jonathan Nossiter, James Lasdun|
This film concerns two mysterious characters who meet on a Sunday in Queens. Madeleine the most unsettling creature of that name since "Vertigo" is a middle-aged, moderately successful actress. Oliver/Matthew is either a homeless man or a famous film director or both. Madeleine hails him on the street as the latter, launching a bizarre chain of events that includes a conversation in a diner, a very unromantic sexual encounter, the arrival of Madeleine's odd husband and unsuspecting daughter, and a child's birthday party. The film also compassionately tracks the daily rounds of Oliver/Matthew's fellow denizens of the homeless shelter, some of whom will be recognizable to New York audiences.