The Myth of Fingerprints


1h 33m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Four adult children return for Thanksgiving to their New England home--and their parents--after a three-year absence. Throughout the weekend, the children and their parents realize what they must give up in order to move on with their lives.

Film Details

Also Known As
Back home, Myth of Fingerprints
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
1997
Production Company
The Effects House
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Eagle Pictures; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; United International Pictures
Location
Andover, Maine, USA; New York City, New York, USA; Bethel, Maine, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

Four adult children return for Thanksgiving to their New England home--and their parents--after a three-year absence. Throughout the weekend, the children and their parents realize what they must give up in order to move on with their lives.

Crew

Marie Abma

Wardrobe Supervisor

David Abuiso

Double Bass Performer

Douglas Aibel

Casting

Joe Arcidiacono

Camera Operator

Janice Arthur

Steadicam Operator

Felix Bernard

Song ("Winter Wonderland")

Howard Bernstein

Associate Producer

Jordan Beswick

Casting

Susan Bolles

Production Designer

Anthony Bregman

Associate Producer

David Bridie

Score Composer

David Bridie

Score Producer

David Bridie

Music; Piano/Keyboards/Vocals/Lots Of Bilas

David Bridie

Songs ("I Like It Like This" "Low")

David Bridie

Song Performer ("I Like It Like This")

Jon Brion

Song Performer

Maxine Dee Cooke

Casting

J. Fred Coots

Song ("You Go To My Head")

Lucy Corrigan

Costume Designer

Paul Dresser

Song ("On The Banks Of The Wabash")

Jesse Feigelman

Location Sound Mixer

Bart Freundlich

Screenwriter

Bart Freundlich

Producer

Robin Gador

Bass

Haven Gillespie

Song ("You Go To My Head")

Hector Gonzalez

Scenic Artist

Walter Gross

Song ("Tenderly")

Steve Hamilton

Music Editor

Steve Hamilton

Supervising Sound Editor

Jolyon Handler

Assistant Director

Michael Hill

Music Supervisor

Ted Hope

Executive Producer

Ethan Johns

Song Performer ("On The Banks Of The Wabash")

Chiemi Karasawa

Script Supervisor

Ross Katz

Production Executive Good Machine

Ross Katz

Post-Production Supervisor

Stephen Kazmierski

Director Of Photography

Andy Kris

Foley Engineer

Jack Lawrence

Song ("Tenderly")

Christopher Lee

Stunt Coordinator

Marco Londoner

Assistant Director

Peter Luscombe

Drums

Arthur Lyman

Song ("Winter Wonderland")

Leo Madrazo

Foley Artist

Juan Carlos Martinez

Dialogue Editor

John Mcfarlane

Art Director

Victoria Mcgarry

Line Producer

Neil Moret

Song ("He'S Funny That Way")

Jake Myers

Unit Manager

David Novak

Post-Production Mixer

Frederick Oakeley

Song ("O Come All Ye Faithful")

Charles Papert

Steadicam Operator

Tim Perell

Producer

William Perkins

Production Coordinator

John Phillips

Acoustic & Electric Guitars/Lots Of Bilas; Music

John Phillips

Song; Song Producer ("I Like It Like This")

John Phillips

Score Composer

John Phillips

Score Producer

Catherine Pierson

Set Decorator

Simon Polinski

Engineer/Mixer

Jennifer Ralston

Foley Editor

Jennifer Ralston

Effects Editor

Ken J Sackheim

Editor

Andrew Saxe

Location Manager

James Schamus

Executive Producer

Peter Schneider

Location Sound Mixer

Mary Jane Skalski

Producer

Dick Smith

Song

Dick Smith

Song ("Winter Wonderland")

Gianna Sparacino

Key Hair Designer

Natascha Tillmanns

Production Manager

John Francis Wade

Song ("O Come All Ye Faithful")

Rufus Wainwright

Song Arranger

Rufus Wainwright

Song Performer ("Le Roi D'Ys"), Song Performer ("On The Banks Of The Wabash")

Tracy Warbin

Key Makeup Artist

David Wechsler

Assistant Director

Richard A. Whiting

Song ("He'S Funny That Way")

Kate Williams

Editor

Noah Wyle

Associate Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Back home, Myth of Fingerprints
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
1997
Production Company
The Effects House
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Eagle Pictures; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; United International Pictures
Location
Andover, Maine, USA; New York City, New York, USA; Bethel, Maine, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Prix du Public at the 1997 Deauville Film Festival.

Limited Release in United States September 17, 1997

Released in United States Fall September 17, 1997

Released in United States January 1997

Released in United States November 1997

Released in United States on Video March 3, 1998

Released in United States September 1997

Shown at Deauville Film Festival (in competition) September 5-14, 1997.

Shown at London Film Festival (US Indies) November 6-23, 1997.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 16-26, 1997.

Feature directorial debut for Bart Freundlich.

Began shooting April 1, 1996.

Completed shooting May 11, 1996.

Released in United States January 1997 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 16-26, 1997.)

Released in United States on Video March 3, 1998

Released in United States September 1997 (Shown at Deauville Film Festival (in competition) September 5-14, 1997.)

Limited Release in United States September 17, 1997

Released in United States Fall September 17, 1997

Released in United States November 1997 (Shown at London Film Festival (US Indies) November 6-23, 1997.)