Farewell Darkness

Overview

Daniel J. Pico's gutsy, low-budget slice-of-life feature Farewell Darkness observes the conflicts that erupt when a marine named Michael Pasternak (Keith Compton) returns from service in Iraq and high-tails it home to the Chicago suburbs. Tempestuous, mercurial, and dangerously erratic, Michael lingers constantly on the edge of emotional explosion; from the moment he sets foot on American soil, he swears a quiet oath to himself to settle an age-old score with his violent, alcoholic stepfather, strike up a renewed...
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Overview

Daniel J. Pico's gutsy, low-budget slice-of-life feature Farewell Darkness observes the conflicts that erupt when a marine named Michael Pasternak (Keith Compton) returns from service in Iraq and high-tails it home to the Chicago suburbs. Tempestuous, mercurial, and dangerously erratic, Michael lingers constantly on the edge of emotional explosion; from the moment he sets foot on American soil, he swears a quiet oath to himself to settle an age-old score with his violent, alcoholic stepfather, strike up a renewed relationship with his nervous and tentative girlfriend, and collect an unpaid debt from some men in the neighborhood. Pico begins with footage of the Iraqi War (actually shot in the American Southwest) and follows Pasternak through the intense period that follows his initial homecoming.
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Special Features

Director's Commentary; Behind the Scenes; Image Gallery; Trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/3/2009
  • UPC: 837654566886
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: R Squared Films
  • Region Code: 1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 91,610

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Keith Compton Michael Pasternak
Brianna Weaver
Circus-Szalewski Roman
David Branch Paul
Rose Massano
Heidi Klefstad Teresa
Luis Segui Dougie
Roy Anderson
Arch Harmon
Paul Pierro
Matthew Levy
Technical Credits
Daniel J. Pico Director, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter
James Azrael Producer
David Bianchi Producer
Rus Robert Blemker Production Designer
Jason Deuchler Cinematographer
Adam Devaney Production Designer
Matthew M. Jones Producer
Gigi Kovacic Editor
Roy Maurer Original Story, Screenwriter
Ryan Pribyl Sound/Sound Designer
Carl Sondrol Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Farewell Darkness
1. Intro [:58]
2. Returning Home [3:14]
3. Record Store [2:36]
4. Parking Lot [5:19]
5. Mrs. A's [3:50]
6. Past Revisited [1:59]
7. What Happened [2:45]
8. Now You'll Learn [3:35]
9. Past and Present [2:32]
10. Uncle Lee [3:13]
11. Recruitment [5:20]
12. Leaving Mrs A's [2:16]
13. Dougie's Apt [5:31]
14. Milo's [6:51]
15. Rose's Apt [8:28]
16. Ice Skating [2:09]
17. Chicken Wings [5:50]
18. Just One Night [2:56]
19. Shipping Out [4:58]
20. Forever [2:53]
21. Abandoned [2:43]
22. Hunting [3:54]
23. Saying Goodbye [1:29]
24. Nothing Like This [2:19]
25. Prodigal Son [4:28]
26. Farewell [1:31]
27. End Credits [4:13]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Farewell Darkness
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   Chapters
   Features
      Director's Commentary
      Into The Light: The Making Of Farewell Darkness
      Trailer
      Image Gallery
      Awards & Festivals
      Subtitles:
         Subtitles: Off
         Subtitles: English
         Subtitles: Spanish
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