(USA, 2007, 102 minutes)
A stuffy, widowed college professor from Connecticut learns to live again through the friendship of the illegal immigrants he finds squatting in his New York apartment. Uneasy but endearing combination of quiet, uplifting melodrama and “problem picture” that works thanks to its impressive acting and attention to character.
Groundswell Productions and Participant Productions present a Next Wednesday production. Starring Richard Jenkins, Hiam Abbass, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira. Directed and written by Tom McCarthy; produced by Mary Jane Skalski, Michael London; music by Jan A. P. Kaczmarek; director of photography (Technicolor), Oliver Bokelberg; production designer, John Paino; costume designer, Melissa Toth; film editor, Tom McArdle.