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Before night falls (2000)
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Call no.:
DVD 011 082
Title:
Before night falls
Originally produced:
2000
Format:
DVD
Summary:
A dramatization of the life of the poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, from childhood in Cuba to his death in New York City. His writings and homosexuality got him in trouble with Castro's Cuba and he spent two years in prison before leaving for the United States.
Credits:
Fineline Features ; Grandview Pictures Productions ; written by Cunningham O'Keefe, Lázaro Gómez Carriles ; directed by Julian Schnabel ; produced by Jon Kilik.
Edition:
Widescreen version.
Publication:
[Burbank, CA] : New Line Home Entertainment, c2001.
Languages:
In English and Spanish with English, Spanish or French subtitles.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Details:
1 DVD (133 min.) : sound, color
Studio(s):
Fine Line Features
Grandview Pictures Productions
Director(s):
Schnabel, Julian
Screenwriter(s):
O'Keefe, Cunningham
Gómez Carriles, Lázaro
Producer(s):
Kilik, Jon
Cast:
Javier Bardem, Olivier Martinez, Andrea Di Stefano, Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, Michael Wincott.
Production:
Directors of photography, Xavier Pérez Grobet, Guillermo Rosas ; editor, Michael Berenbaum ; music, Carter Burwell.
Notes:
Originally released as motion picture in 2000.
Based on Antes que anochezca / Reinaldo Arenas.
Special features: Commentary with Julian Schnabel, Javier Bardem, Lázaro Gómez Carilles, Carter Burwell, Xavier Pérez Grobet ; documentary shorts: Excerpts from "Improper conduct" 1983 interview with Reinaldo Arenas, behind-the-scenes home movie by Lola Schnabel, "Little notes on painting," artwork by Julian Schnabel ; cast & crew filmographies ; theatrical trailer and scene selections.
Subjects:
Arenas, Reinaldo, 1943-1990 Film adaptations.
Arenas, Reinaldo, 1943-1990.
Authors, Cuban 20th century Biography Drama.
Poets, Cuban 20th century Biography Drama.
Gay men Cuba Biography Drama.
Homosexuality in motion pictures.
Cuba History Revolution, 1959 Drama.
Genre:
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
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Location: Van Pelt Video Collection
Format: DVD
Region: NTSC (North America)
Genre: Feature films
Genre: Film adaptations
Year: 2000s
Spoken language: English
Spoken language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Subtitles: French
Subtitles: Spanish
Accessibility: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Title: Before night falls
Director: Schnabel, Julian
Actor: Bardem, Javier
Actor: Depp, Johnny
Actor: Di Stefano, Andrea
Actor: Martinez, Olivier
Musical score composer: Burwell, Carter
Production studio: Fine Line Features
Production studio: Grandview Pictures Productions
Screenplay: Adaptations
Film technique: Live action
Cover image available: Yes