Written and Directed byJeff Bemiss (based upon a story by Max Lucado)StarringChris Kennedy, Patrick Tuttle, Carey Lessard, Elaine Fabyanic, James WalkerRunning Time29 Mins.WEBSITE




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"The Publication and also the Rose" Review
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"Tell me that you love, and I will certainly tell you who you are."Based on a brief story by Max Lucaperform, Jeff Bemiss's The Publication and also the Rose is an unapologetically romantic short film wrapped roughly the wondrously limitless possibilities of love and timemuch less romance. John Barnes (Chris Kennedy) acquires an old book filled with beautitotally handcomposed notes and also, in an activity befitting a 40's era romance, he begins a correspondence through the book's previous owner. This correspondence, he would certainly learn, guarantees to be much more than ssuggest an exadjust of letters.Winner of 27 awards and also an official selection at 56 film festivals given that it first showed up a complete 10 years back, The Publication and also the Rose was an Academy Award semi-finalist for Best Brief Film in 2003 and also is resurencountering currently that its artistic team is difficult at work on their initially full-length attribute, A Long Tomorrow. What's so distinct about a almost 10 year old film? The Publication and the Rose was filmed in Indiana, specifically at Camp Atterbury via some shots completed at downtown's Union Station. In a comparable vein to a Nicholas Sparks manuscript such as The Notebook, The Publication and also the Rose is an unforgettably romantic film organized together by the timeless romanticism of lead Chris Kennedy, whose dashing excellent looks lug to mind Mad Men's Jon Hamm. Anyone familiar via the works of Max Lucado will likely have actually an principle of what to suppose from The Book and also the Rose, wright here the timeless workings of fate unfold quietly and also patiently and also through exacting information.Set in 1942, The Book and the Rose is painstakingly faithful to the look of the period through the likely exception of certain costuming details apparent among the male sustaining players. The leads, but, would certainly be right at residence in a 1940's melodrama....the type of film you hate to admit brings a tear to your eye.The tag line for The Publication and the Rose is "He read between the lines... And uncovered the love of his life." Certainly, component of the wonder of both Lucado's original story and also Bemiss's film is that the film is for the majority of its 29-minute run time a non-verbal, instead focusing on the audience's need to review between the lines of John's actions, his narrative words and the scenes that unfold ondisplay screen. Rather than your timeless "boy meets girl/boy and girl loss in love" scenario, The Book and also the Rose unfolds as this wondrous dance of structure faith in one an additional, occurring trust and, in the end, the heart will lead you wbelow you need to be.In enhancement to Kennedy's marvelous main performance, Carey Lessard is luminous as the guarded yet intentional Sarah Parker and also Patrick Tuttle Shines as John's best buddy, Seth. Kudos, as well, to Gregg Conser for his atmospheric original score while Inga Kleinrichert's art direction layers the film via impressive color given the film's rather modest budobtain.While the film's 3 main personalities are L.A.-based SAG actors, Bemiss out on fills the sustaining cast with Indy and Chicback location actors and viewers with a cautious eye will likely acknowledge a couple of of the film's locales.As a distinct treat, and also I intend unique treat, The Independent Critic and also the wonderful folks at Chartercrest Films are pleased to sell a free copy of The Publication and also the Rose on DVD to a reader of The Independent Critic. Sindicate sfinish an e-mail to Rictough to enter. A winner will be drawn randomly from all entries on Sunday, October 3rd!




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