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New Year Parade
     

The New Year Parade

5.0 2
Director: Tom Quinn,

Cast: Greg Lyons, Jennifer Welsh, Andrew Conway

 
Fact merges with fiction in writer/director Tom Quinn's deeply personal tale of two teenagers struggling to make sense of their complicated family life after their mother and father decide to separate. While sixteen year-old Kat holds out hope that her parents will eventually work things out, her quiet suffering causes her to become emotionally isolated from both

Overview

Fact merges with fiction in writer/director Tom Quinn's deeply personal tale of two teenagers struggling to make sense of their complicated family life after their mother and father decide to separate. While sixteen year-old Kat holds out hope that her parents will eventually work things out, her quiet suffering causes her to become emotionally isolated from both family and friends. Meanwhile, Kat's brother Jack not only finds himself in the difficult position of having to mediate between mom and dad, but also having to keep track of their fragmented finances. Complicating matters is the fact that Jack plays in the string band his father longs to lead to victory in Philadelphia's annual Mummer's Parade.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/23/2009
UPC:
0884501175272
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
NR
Source:
CARNIVAL ESQUE FILM
Time:
1:25:00

Special Features

Making of ther New Year Parade; Interviews with Children of Divorce; History of the South Philadelphia String Band; Mummer oral histories; Essay by critic Steven Rea

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Greg Lyons Jack
Jennifer Welsh Kat
Andrew Conway Mike
Mary Ann McDonald Lisa
Tobias Segal Actor
Irene Longshore Actor
Paul Blackway Actor
Nick Voight Actor
South Philadelphia String Band Actor

Technical Credits
Tom Quinn Director,Casting,Cinematographer,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Steve Beal Casting,Producer
Mark Doyle Associate Producer,Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Dunn Producer
Irene Longshore Associate Producer
Beth Quinn Associate Producer
Elizabeth Shane Associate Producer,Casting
Tim Walker Casting
Jennifer Welsh Associate Producer,Casting

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The New Year Parade 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
banjosRus More than 1 year ago
I am a member of the South Philadelphia Stringband, which appeared in the movie. Aside from all the cool extras of the band and the history of the Philadelphia Mummers Parade, this movie is a heartwarming, emotional packed film which not only shows the emotional ups and downs of divorce, but, it drive home the importance of love for family, devotion for cause, and friendships. This is not a big screen, action packed thriller, that we are all used to. It's a simple movie full of love, emotion, and values, which is what the world lacks these days. Writer/Director Tom Quinn is a talented, true gentelman who put his heart and soul into this movie, and the cast, many of which are new to the screen, were made for this movie. A real treat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw this independent film in the theater and enjoyed it very much. Although it is set against the backdrop of the Philadelphia Mummer's Parade, it is not a film about the Mummers. Instead, it is a character-driven tale about life and how complicated it can become. Writer/Director Tom Quinn manages to offer hope without ruining the film with a trite ending.