January 28, 1996
I just wasn't too surprised that "Color of a Brish and Leaping Day"
received the Sundance
Cinematography award in the dramatic division. Although the dialogue is
lacking, the visuals
can easily be compared to an Ansel Adams photo. Shot in black and white,
"Color" is set in post
WWII Los Angeles. Peter Alexander portrays John Lee, a Chinese-American
who single-handedly tries to save the train service on a 78 mile route.
Since his grandfather came over to
lay track, the young man has a personal connection to the railroad. But
his obsession keeps him
from Nancy, a Native American park ranger, portrayed by Jeri Arredondo.
We all know that
cars will rule LA and that the train is doomed but, Lee doesn't and that
is what makes it
interesting. With a miniscle budget, director and writer Christopher Munch
creates a brilliant
photograph, that should be a festival favorite.
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