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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Trees Lounge

Fortnight 1996, Feature film, 1 h 35

Synopsis

Tommy Basilio is a 31 years old barfly, an unemployed auto mechanic with quick wits and a huge chip on his shoulder. A master of verbal repartee, he spends most of his nights at his favorite bar, Trees Lounge, hunched over a shot of Wild Turkey or trying to pick up one night stands. When he loses his pregnant girlfriend to his best friend and former boss, he makes an attempt to put his life back together. He finds temporary salvation driving his deceased uncle’s ice cream truck, but gets dangerously close to his seventeen year old helper, Debbie. Lessons aren’t learned easily by Tommy, but he does find a disturbing truth about himself in the last place he expects, Trees Lounge.

Director

Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He became interested in acting during his last year of high school. After graduating, he moved to Manhattan to study acting with John Strasberg. He began writing and performing original theatre pieces with fellow actor/writer Mark Boone Junior. This led to his being cast in his first lead role in Parting Glances. Since then, he has worked with many of the top filmmakers in Hollywood, includingQuentin Tarantino, Jerry Brucheimer, and The Coen Brothers. He is a highly respected actor.

Anthony La Paglia
Carol Kane
Chloë Sevigny
Debbie Mazar
Elizabeth Bracco
Eszter Balint
Mark Boone Jr.
Mimi Rogers
Samuel L Jackson
Seymour Cassell
Steve Buscemi

Screenplay
Steve Buscemi

Image
Lisa Rinzler

Sound
Coll Anderson

Editing
Kate Williams

Music
Evan Lurie

Set decoration
Steve Rosenzweig

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