Cavedweller

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Based on the best-selling novel by author Dorothy Allison and directed by Lisa Cholodenko (High Art, Laurel Canyon), Cavedweller tells the touching tale of a mother's remarkable will to carry on following the death of her second husband. After fleeing from her abusive first husband (Aidan Quinn) and leaving her two daughters behind to begin life anew in Los Angeles, Delia (Kyra Sedgwick) meets the man of her dreams (Kevin Bacon) and begins to settle into a comfortable new existence. When tragedy strikes and her ...
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Overview

Based on the best-selling novel by author Dorothy Allison and directed by Lisa Cholodenko (High Art, Laurel Canyon), Cavedweller tells the touching tale of a mother's remarkable will to carry on following the death of her second husband. After fleeing from her abusive first husband (Aidan Quinn) and leaving her two daughters behind to begin life anew in Los Angeles, Delia (Kyra Sedgwick) meets the man of her dreams (Kevin Bacon) and begins to settle into a comfortable new existence. When tragedy strikes and her husband dies an untimely death, Delia is forced to return to the Southern town from which she came and confront her painful and anguished past. When she learns that her first husband is terminally ill and her daughters are currently in the care of their grandmother, Delia wages an uphill battle to reunite her family and get to know the daughters she had abandoned years ago.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Behind the scenes; Photo gallery; Filmographies; Previews
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Josh Ralske
Lisa Cholodenko's Cavedweller is a creditable adaptation of author Dorothy Allison's work. It's another fine demonstration of Cholodenko's excellent work with actors and handling of tone, but the efficient script, by Anne Meredith, lacks the bracing edginess of Cholodenko's original screenplays. Sharply focused performances, particularly by Kyra Sedgwick as Delia and the electric young Regan Arnold as her angry urbanite daughter, Cissy, and the true grit of Allison's tale of pain and resilience keep the film from veering into Lifetime movie territory. The songs, by former Prince bandmate Wendy Melvoin, are pretty good, but an ethereally breathy vocal performance by Lisa Germano on the film's main theme puts across the wounded, slightly off-kilter tone of the work. Allison renders some of the characters less vibrant than Delia and her daughters. For example, Rosemary, played by R&B star Jill Scott, doesn't seem to have much going on beyond her relationship with Delia. The film lacks the acuity of complex characterization that distinguishes both High Art and Laurel Canyon, but it's still a potent, absorbing family drama that ends on a note of real emotional power.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/18/2005
  • UPC: 758445114829
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Showtime Ent.
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:45:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 70,461

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kyra Sedgwick Delia Byrd
Aidan Quinn Clint Windsor
Sherilyn Fenn M.T.
Jill Scott Rosemary
Jill Scott Rosemary
Regan Arnold Cissy Pritchard
Vanessa Zima Amanda Windsor
Kevin Bacon Randall Byrd
Jackie Burroughs Grandma Windsor
April Mullen Dede
Dan Lett Reverend Hillman
Myron Natwick Granddaddy Byrd
Technical Credits
Lisa Cholodenko Director
Orly Adelson Executive Producer
Mary Gail Artz Casting
Phillip Barker Production Designer
Liz Calderhead Set Decoration/Design
Barbara Cohen Casting
Amy E. Duddleston Editor
Xavier Pérez Grobet Cinematographer
Robert Halmi Jr. Executive Producer
Michael Levine Producer
David McAree Asst. Director
Wendy Melvoin Score Composer
Anne Meredith Screenwriter
James Oswald Art Director
Richard Penn Sound/Sound Designer
Joyce Schure Costumes/Costume Designer
Kyra Sedgwick Executive Producer
Valerie Stadler Executive Producer
David Yudain Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. Daddy's Eyes [13:02]
3. Pony Up [13:01]
4. On a Bender [3:08]
5. The Girls [12:40]
6. Quick Hello [13:30]
7. Is That Mine [9:19]
8. A Reason [18:58]
9. End Credits [4:58]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scenes
   Audio
      English Stereo
      English 5.1
      Spanish Stereo
   Bonus
      Previews
         Manhood
         Queer as Folk
      Filmographies
         Kyra Sedgwick
         Aidan Quinn
         Kevin Bacon
         Jill Scott
         Director Lisa Cholodenko
      Photo Gallery
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