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Motel Life, The
Directed by
Alan Polsky and Gabriel Polsky

USA / 2012 / 85

US Premiere

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Stephen Dorff (10/5 Screening Only)
The Motel Life explores the intense bond between two brothers living on the fringes of Reno, Nevada. They grew up dependent on each other and their big imaginations to escape the challenges of their transient life. When the brothers are involved in a fatal accident, it forces them to choose between running or facing reality. It's a story of brotherhood, shared dreams and the redemptive power of hope.
Brothers Gabe and Alan Polsky produced and co-directed The Motel Life, starring Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, and Stephen Dorff. The film won four awards at the 2012 Rome Film Festival, including the prestigious Audience Award. The brothers’ producing credits include Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, which was named in over 40 top-ten lists of the Best Films in 2009; His Way, an Emmy-nominated documentary released by HBO in 2011; and Little Birds, which was named among the top ten independent films of 2012 by the National Board of Review. Notable projects in development include critically acclaimed novels Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes, to be produced at Sony as a starring vehicle for Will Smith; The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov; Butcher’s Crossing, based on the novel by John Williams; Gun, With Occasional Music, by Jonathan Lethem; and National Book Award winning Going After Cacciato by Tim O’Brien. Gabe and Alan have also secured the life rights to Albert Einstein as well as to surfing legend Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz and his family.
Cast/Featuring: Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff, Dakota Fanning, Kris Kristofferson
Producer(s): Alan Polsky, Gabriel Polsky, Ann Ruark
Director(s): Alan Polsky and Gabriel Polsky
Screenwriter(s): Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster
Cinematographer(s): Roman Vasyanov
Editor(s): Hughes Winborne
Production Designer(s): Ryan Warren Smith
Composer(s)/Music: David Holmes
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