Silverlake Life: The View from Here

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Overview

After he was diagnosed with AIDS, film director and one-time UCLA film professor Tom Joslin decided to closely document his and his lover Mark Massi's experiences. The film follows his day to day life as he struggles to cope with the disease and its ravages. One particularly difficult section covers the lovers' journey to New Hampshire for what turns out to have been a final Christmas celebration with Joslin's family, which has kept Massi at arms-length for the twenty two years he has been Joslin's lover. As the ...
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Overview

After he was diagnosed with AIDS, film director and one-time UCLA film professor Tom Joslin decided to closely document his and his lover Mark Massi's experiences. The film follows his day to day life as he struggles to cope with the disease and its ravages. One particularly difficult section covers the lovers' journey to New Hampshire for what turns out to have been a final Christmas celebration with Joslin's family, which has kept Massi at arms-length for the twenty two years he has been Joslin's lover. As the film progresses, it becomes clear that the only factor which has made the experience at all bearable is the love between the two men. When Joslin dies, the filming continues, showing how his corpse is handled. His friend Peter Friedman continues the documentary to include the ironic aftermath of Joslin's death, in which Massi is welcomed into his lover's family. There are no overt political statements in this documentary; it is a virtually pure record of the two men's experiences as one of them is dying.
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Special Features

Never-before-seen epilogue footage by elaine mayes and filmmaker interviews by parvez sharma; Filmmaker biographies and statement; Awards and critical acclaim for silverlake life; Resource guide to aids organizations; Interactive menus; Scene selection
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/29/2003
  • UPC: 767685954331
  • Original Release: 1993
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Video Group
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:39:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 31,266

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Joslin Participant
Mark Massi Participant
Technical Credits
Peter Friedman Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer
Tom Joslin Director, Camera Operator, Producer
Doug Block Co-producer
Matthew Fassberg Associate Producer
Lucia Hwong Score Composer
Mark Massi Camera Operator
Elaine Mays Camera Operator
Jane Weiner Co-producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [3:16]
2. Tom [8:07]
3. Forward into the Void [10:46]
4. Do You Understand? [12:10]
5. Tossing and Turning [5:47]
6. Interviewed [6:22]
7. You're Supposed to Roll [10:04]
8. Sleeping A Lot [12:24]
9. You Are My Sunshine [6:26]
10. Aftermath [:00]
11. What's the Answer [11:55]
12. End Titles [9:39]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Extras
      Epilogue
      Awards and Critical Acclaim
      Filmmaker Statement
      Filmmaker Biographies
         Tom Joslin
         Peter Friedman
      Resource Guide
      About Docurama
      Catalog/Trailers
         Genghis Blues
         Regret to Inform
            Play
         The Brandon Teena Story
         From Mao to Mozart
         Nadja Solerno-Sonnenberg: Speaking in Strings
            Play
         Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back
            Play
         Paul Taylor: Dance Maker
            Play
         Moon Over Broadway
         Pie in the Sky
         Roots of Rhythm
         Original Cast Album: Company
         Fastpitch
            Play
         Paradise Lost 2: Revelations
         Always a Bridesmaid
         W.I.S.O.R.
         The Sweetest Sound
         Sound and Fury
            Play
         The Awful Truth: The Premiere Season
         The Awful Truth: The Second Season
         The 11th of September
         Sophie B. Hawkins: The Creams Will Rise
            Play
         The Atomic Cafe
         Todd McFarlane: The Devil You Know
            Play
         On the Road with Duke Ellington
         WTC: The First 24 Hours
         Naked States
         Go Tigers
         Keep the River on Your Right
            Play
         Smothered
         Baad Asssss Cinema
         Children Underground
         Southern Comfort
         The Main Stream
         The Legend of Ron Jeremy
            Play
         Murder on a Sunday Morning
         Full Frame Documentary Shorts
         Maya Lin
         John Lee Hooker: That's My Story
         Brother's Keeper
         Lost in La Mancha
      Credits
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