This Beautiful City

Overview

Director Ed Gass-Donnelly highlights the inner city grey zone that exists between the haves and the have-nots in this urban drama focusing on the displacement of the lower classes by urban gentrification. In many cities, the only thing separating the junkies from the creative class is a posh, overpriced condo that sits where an abandoned building used to be. Carol (Caroline Cave) and her architect husband Harry (Noam Jenkins) are members of the latter group. Despite outward appearances, however, this struggling ...
See more details below
DVD
$13.58
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$14.99 List Price
Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (9) from $4.98   
  • New (6) from $9.22   
  • Used (3) from $4.98   

Overview

Director Ed Gass-Donnelly highlights the inner city grey zone that exists between the haves and the have-nots in this urban drama focusing on the displacement of the lower classes by urban gentrification. In many cities, the only thing separating the junkies from the creative class is a posh, overpriced condo that sits where an abandoned building used to be. Carol (Caroline Cave) and her architect husband Harry (Noam Jenkins) are members of the latter group. Despite outward appearances, however, this struggling urban couple is consumed by their petty problems - both husband and wife slowly dying from the inside out. Lately, Harry has been feeling increasing pressure from the senior members of his firm, and he's been taking out his frustrations on his depressive spouse. One day, realizing that each lash from Harry's tongue is sending her one step closer to the grave, Carol leans over the balcony railing in a haze and immediately topples over the edge. As Carol recovers in the hospital and forms a warm connection to kindly policeman Peter (Stuart Hughes), husband Harry strikes up a conversation with neighborhood streetwalker Pretty (Kristin Booth), who scoffs at the architect's ambitious plan to improve their neighborhood. But Pretty's devoted boyfriend Johnny (Aaron Poole) doesn't want his girlfriend selling her body on the sidewalks anymore, and he's willing to fight to get her off of the streets before it's too late.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

Audio commentary; Deleted scenes; Still gallery; Trailer
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/8/2009
  • UPC: 899975002092
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Source: Cinema Epoch
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 95,027

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kristin Booth Pretty
Caroline Cave Carol
Stuart Hughes Peter
Noam Jenkins Harry
Aaron Poole Johnny
Technical Credits
Ed Gass-Donnelly Director, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter
Micha Dahan Cinematographer, Editor
Fembots Score Composer
Nelson Ferreira Sound/Sound Designer
Rachel Ford Production Designer
Sara Kay Casting
Lee Kim Executive Producer, Producer
Jenny Lewis Casting
Dave Mackinnon Musical Direction/Supervision
Aaron Poole Producer
Iner Souster Score Composer
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- This Beautiful City
2. Chapter 2 [3:26]
3. Chapter 3 [2:52]
4. Chapter 4 [4:50]
5. Chapter 5 [2:16]
6. Chapter 6 [3:47]
7. Chapter 7 [3:32]
8. Chapter 8 [3:32]
9. Chapter 9 [2:54]
10. Chapter 10 [4:43]
11. Chapter 11 [6:51]
12. Chapter 12 [5:01]
13. Chapter 13 [3:37]
14. Chapter 14 [3:05]
15. Chapter 15 [5:52]
16. Chapter 16 [8:14]
17. Chapter 17 [6:28]
18. Chapter 18 [6:23]
19. Chapter 19 [8:02]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Disc #1 -- This Beautiful City
   Play Movie
   Chapter Selections
   Special Features
      Audio Commentary by Writer/Director Ed Gass-Donnelly
      Deleted Scenes
         Deleted Scenes (Audio Commentary by Director)
         Deleted Scenes (Without Audio Commentary)
      Bless This City Song
         Play Song
      Still Gallery
   Also Available
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously