|The Believer 2001 R, 98 min.|
Director: Henry Bean
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Summer Phoenix, Theresa Russell, Billy Zane, A.D. Miles, Joshua Harto, Glenn Fitzgerald, Garret Dillahunt, Kris Eivers, Joel Garland, Sig Libowitz, Jacob Green, Ronald Guttman, Heather Goldenhersh, Lucille Patton
This film uses flashbacks to follow Danny Balint's (Ryan Gosling) journey from that of a Yeshiva student to a shrinkhead who joins a terrorist group that, among other atrocities, ignites dynamite under synagogues.
|Committed 2000 R, 98 min.|
Director: Lisa Krueger
Cast: Heather Graham, Casey Affleck, Luke Wilson, Goran Visnjic, Patricia Velasquez, Alfonso Arau, Mark Ruffalo, Summer Phoenix, Kim Dickens, Mary Kay Place
After only two years of marriage, Carl (Luke Wilson) splits, leaving Joline (Heather Graham) high and dry–but not for long. Joline has other plans for the marriage and sets out to track down her wandering spouse to force him to live up to his marriage vows.
|Dinner Rush 2000 R, 98 min.|
Director: Bob Giraldi
Cast: Danny Aiello, Edoardo Ballerini, Vivian Wu, Mike McGlone, Kirk Acevedo, Sandra Bernhard, Summer Phoenix, Polly Draper, Jamie Harris, Mark Margolis
In this behind-the-scenes look at the dining scene, Louis Cropa (Danny Aiello) is a restaurant owner and bookie whose best friend has been killed by mobsters. Personalities include star-chef Udo Cropa (Edoardo Ballerini) and sous-chef Duncan (Kirk Acevedo)–both of them just happen to be involved with the restaurant's sexy hostess, Nicole (Vivian Wu).
|Esther Kahn 2000 N/R, 163 min.|
Director: Arnaud Desplechin
Cast: Summer Phoenix, Ian Holm, Fabrice Desplechin, Frances Barber, Ian Bartholomew, Emmanuelle Devos, Akbar Kurtha, Anton Lesser, Kika Markham, Paul Regan, Laszlo Szabo
This is an interesting portrait of a late 19th-century actress, Esther Kahn (Summer Phoenix), who was born into a large Jewish immigrant family and raised on the streets of London. Her one interest was the theater, where she could escape life's realities. A good depiction of the acting profession.
|The Laramie Project 2002 N/R, 97 min.|
Director: Moises Kaufman
Cast: Steve Buscemi, Jeremy Davies, Clea DuVall, Dylan Baker, Peter Fonda, Janeane Garofalo, Christina Ricci, Laura Linney, Summer Phoenix, Joshua Jackson, Amy Madigan, Nestor Carbonell
Laramie, Wyoming, hit the national newswires in 1998 when a gay college student was beaten, tied to a fence, and finally died. Moises Kaufman put together an ensemble cast that went to Laramie, interviewed people, and created a play incorporating their answers. This film is an adaptation of that play.
|SLC Punk! 1999 R, 97 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Musical
Director: James Merendino
Cast: Matthew Lillard, Michael A. Goorjian, Annabeth Gish, Jennifer Lien, Christopher McDonald, Devon Sawa, Jason Segel, Summer Phoenix, James Duval, Til Schweiger, Adam Pascal, Chiara Barzini, Kevin Breznahan, Christina Karras, Russell Peacock
In an effort to rebel against what their families and society expect of them, two Salt Lake City teens–Steve (Matthew Lillard) and Bob (Michael Goorjian)–turn to the world of punk. Steve serves as narrator and introduces the audience to the dark closets of Salt Lake City in this pointless revelation of one man's memories.
|1. The Believer (2001)|
2. Committed (2000)
3. Dinner Rush (2000)
4. Esther Kahn (2000)
5. The Laramie Project (2002)
6. SLC Punk! (1999)
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