Thanks to Gravity

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 ...
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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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Special Features

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

  • Release Date: 8/25/2009
  • UPC: 829567062227
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Source: Arts Alliance Amer
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 93,312

Cast & Crew

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

Disc #1 -- Love and Debate
   Play Feature
   Scene Selection
   Bonus Features
      Original Theatrical Trailer
      Deleted Scenes
         Mariella and Jordan Argue at Harvard
         Jordan and Elias "The Promise"
         Max, Mariella and Lea Discuss Jordan and Chris
         The Family Toasts Jordan
         Jordan and Elias at Shiva
         Elias Meets the Aunts
         Sophia Meets Chris
         Elias and Jordan's 1st Date
         Jordan and Jeff at the Library
         Play All
      Alternate Ending
      Behind the Scenes
      Sendhill Ramamurthy Audition
   Set-up
      Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         Off
      Play Movie
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