Canvas

Canvas

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Director: Joseph Greco

Cast: Joe Pantoliano, Marcia Gay Harden, Devon Gearhart

     
 

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Mental illness stretches a loving family to the breaking point in this independent drama. Chris Marino (Devon Gearhart) is a ten-year-old boy growing up in a small oceanside community in Florida. Chris's father John (Joe Pantoliano) is a construction worker who is struggling to hold the family togetherSee more details below

Overview

Mental illness stretches a loving family to the breaking point in this independent drama. Chris Marino (Devon Gearhart) is a ten-year-old boy growing up in a small oceanside community in Florida. Chris's father John (Joe Pantoliano) is a construction worker who is struggling to hold the family together under difficult circumstances -- his wife and Chris' mother, Mary (Marcia Gay Harden), has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, and while they've been pursuing a variety of treatment options, Mary's condition continues to slowly deteriorate as she hears phantom sounds, has hallucinations, and becomes increasingly paranoid. While Joe tries to explain Mary's disease to Chris, her actions have turned her into an increasingly frightening and embarrassing stranger to her son, and Mary is clearly aware of the toll her condition has taken on the family but cannot help herself. After a violent incident results in a call from the police, Mary enters a mental hospital, and as Joe begins to buckle under the pressure of his circumstances, he quits his job and devotes all his spare time to building a sailboat, a project that reminds him of better days for Mary and himself. Canvas was the first feature film from writer and director Joseph Greco, who drew inspiration from the story of his mother, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia when he was growing up.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/29/2008
UPC:
0025195029391
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Screen Media
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:40:00
Sales rank:
65,050

Special Features

Director's commentary; Behind the scenes featurette; Screening Q&A with Joe Pantoliano and director Joseph Greco

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joe Pantoliano John Marino
Marcia Gay Harden Mary Marino
Devon Gearhart Chris Marino
Sophia Bairley Dawn
Paul Lasa Actor
Marcus Johns Actor
Darlene French-White Actor

Technical Credits
Joseph Greco Director,Screenwriter
Ed Arenas Casting
Brian Moon Asst. Director
Bill Cimino Production Designer
Bill Erfurth Producer
Joel Goodman Score Composer
Megan Graham Makeup
Adam Hammel Producer
Lucy Engibarian Hammel Producer
Nancy Jarzynko Costumes/Costume Designer
Nina Kawasaki Editor
Sharon Lane Producer
Caleb B. Mikler Art Director
Eddie Mordujovich Co-producer
Caroline O'Brien Associate Producer
Joe Pantoliano Producer
Rob Freeman Sound/Sound Designer
Alan Rolnick Executive Producer
Lisbeth Scott Songwriter
Rob Sweeney Cinematographer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Canvas
1. It's Happening Again [8:12]
2. Something's Not Right [9:55]
3. Take Her Away [9:43]
4. A Surprise [8:38]
5. Happy Thanksgiving [9:09]
6. Am I Crazy [8:01]
7. Booming Business [5:49]
8. Remember [9:13]
9. Never My Friend [8:12]
10. Let's Build It [9:43]
11. La Bella Pazza [10:41]
12. End Credits [3:07]

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