Thanks to Gravity

Thanks to Gravity

Director: Jessica Kavana Dornbusch

Cast: Jessica Kavana Dornbusch, Rachel Miner, Shirley Knight, Austin Nichols

     
 

A young woman struggles to reconcile her dreams, her ambitions and her family in this coming-of-age drama. Jordan (Gina Philips) is a teenager from Miami whose father is Hispanic and whose mother is Jewish; feeling the tug of both cultures, Jordan has rarely felt comfortable anywhere but at the podium during a debate. Jordan's skills as a high school debater are so… See more details below

Overview

A young woman struggles to reconcile her dreams, her ambitions and her family in this coming-of-age drama. Jordan (Gina Philips) is a teenager from Miami whose father is Hispanic and whose mother is Jewish; feeling the tug of both cultures, Jordan has rarely felt comfortable anywhere but at the podium during a debate. Jordan's skills as a high school debater are so strong that she's offered a scholarship to study at Harvard and debate on the team led by Coach Amal (Sean Astin). Jordan accepts, but after a heated competition, Jordan meets socially with a member of an opposing team and is assaulted. Disillusioned, Jordan quits debate and tries to put her life back in order. Over the next two years, she's torn between her feelings for two guys -- Chris (Brian Greenberg), who is sweet but insincere, and Elias (Adam Rodriguez), who spends too much time trying to be cool to allow her to realize how much he really cares for her. Eventually, Jordan comes to terms with ambitions and rejoins the debate team, but when she takes the podium for one of the most important contests of her life, she discovers the leader of the opposing team is the man who attacked her years before. Also starring Joaquim de Almeida, Shirley Knight, Azura Skye and Eve Gordon, Thanks To Gravity was the first feature film from writer and director Jessica Kavana.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/25/2009
UPC:
0829567062227
Original Release:
2005
Source:
Virgil Films
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:36:00
Sales rank:
94,597

Special Features

Original trailer; Deleted scenes; Alternative endings; Behind-the-scenes featurette

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rachel Miner Actor
Shirley Knight Lea
Austin Nichols Actor
Gina Philips Actor
Azura Skye Actor
Sean Astin Actor
Bryan Greenberg Actor
Joaquim de Almeida Actor
Sendhil Ramamurthy Actor
Eve Gordon Actor
Angelo Spizzirri Actor
Adam Rodriguez Actor
Chris Mulkey Actor

Technical Credits
Jessica Kavana Dornbusch Director,Screenwriter
Debra Baum Musical Direction/Supervision
Les Butler Editor
Stephen Butler Editor
Jeff Cardoni Score Composer
Ellen Falguiere Costumes/Costume Designer
Amy Greenspun Producer
Barbara Peterson Production Designer
Gina Philips Producer
Mauricio Rubinstein Cinematographer
Christine Sheaks Casting
David Shoshan Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Love and Debate
1. Expectations [10:46]
2. Round One [5:54]
3. Too Deep for Words [7:38]
4. Harvard [5:45]
5. Dating and Debating [8:57]
6. Falling [17:02]
7. New Beginnings [6:13]
8. Second Chances [9:58]
9. Opponents [7:28]
10. Head Vs. Heart [6:22]
11. Roast Less Traveled [5:58]
12. End Credits [3:50]

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