Somewhere in the City


1h 33m 1996

Brief Synopsis

A bittersweet New York comedy, inspired by Maxim Gorki's "The Lower Depths," whose six central characters all live in the same Lower East Side tenement. Betty is a gangly, unlucky in love therapist who takes Lu Lu under her wing to help with her Americanization. Che is a trust fund radical who is t

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Artistic License Films
Location
Studio Akiva, Brooklyn, New York, USA; Staten Island, New York, USA; New York City, New York, USA; Brooklyn, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

A bittersweet New York comedy, inspired by Maxim Gorki's "The Lower Depths," whose six central characters all live in the same Lower East Side tenement. Betty is a gangly, unlucky in love therapist who takes Lu Lu under her wing to help with her Americanization. Che is a trust fund radical who is too self-absorbed to act on his romantic impulses toward Lu Lu. Marta is an Italian immigrant who is married to the building's super. She is also cheating with her neighbor, Frankie, a hustler whose scams and ripoffs never pay off as expected. Frankie's proverbial one last job goes terribly and comically wrong adding to Marta's heartbreak after he has promised to take her away in his nice, new, "borrowed" car.

Crew

Michael Abelman

Carpenter

Lisa Albin

Production Designer

Jacqueline Alexander

Production Assistant

Antonio L Arroyo

Sound Recordist

Paul Avery

On-Set Dresser

S Batim Balaman

Costume Designer

Joan Baran

Other

Csaba Bereczki

Assistant Director

Paula Brancato

Executive Producer

Michele Brancazio Lombard

Production Assistant

Christina Buckley

Assistant Set Decorator

John Cale

Music

Matthew Chilsen

Location Manager

Steve Constantino

Steadicam Operator

Margot Core

Music Supervisor

Gil Cowdurow

Assistant Camera Operator

Iona De Macedo

Associate Producer

Iona De Macedo

Consultant

Patrick Dillon

Screenplay

Patrick Dillon

Associate Producer

Jessica Donohue

Production Assistant

Dylan Forer

Swing Gang

Alison Froling

Props

Chris Frumkes

Grip

Angela Galyean

Production Assistant

Elizabeth Gazzara

Editor

Abbot Genser

Photography

Max Goldfarb

Carpenter

Dina Goldman

Set Decorator

Karsten Gopinah

Gaffer

Maxim Gorky

From Story

Maxim Gorky

Story By

Heather Gowdy

On-Set Dresser

Robin Grant

Best Boy

Ken Greenblatt

Associate Producer

John Guttierez

Boom Operator

Karen Hartman

Assistant Art Director

Richard R Hoover

Consultant

Karen Jaroneski

Coproducer

Karen Jaroneski

Line Producer

Brigitte Jensen

Production Assistant

Cecily Kaston

Production Assistant

Lisa King

Production Assistant

Juda Lazarus

Key Grip

Nadia Leonelli

Production Manager

Bill Loeffler

Accountant

Tim Lovell

Production Assistant

Steve Lubensky

Assistant Camera Operator

Liz Margin

Makeup

Jack Mclaughlin

Stunt Coordinator

Ken Meyers

Production Assistant

Lisa Molinaro

Script Supervisor

James Morris

Production Assistant

Ramin Niami

Screenplay

Ramin Niami

Editor

Ramin Niami

Producer

Sarra-jane Piat-kelly

Assistant Director

Jon R Popham

Production Assistant

Brian Przypek

Key Grip

Toby Radin

Assistant

Douglas Ridgeway

Production Assistant

Michelle Roa

Production Coordinator

Karen Robson

Producer

Steve Rosen

Production Assistant

Michel Samuel

Other

Caroline Sinclair

Casting

Petra Stachl

Production Assistant

Meryl Stavitz

Assistant Director

Noah Stollman

Extras Casting Assistant

Robert Sturm

Associate Producer

Igor Sunara

Dp/Cinematographer

Igor Sunara

Director Of Photography

Andy Thomas

Best Boy

Andy Thomas

Carpenter

Rae Umsted

Production Assistant

Lia Van De Donk

Makeup

Das Werk

Executive Producer

Walter Yetnikoff

Sound

Rob York

Assistant Director

Robert York

Assistant Director

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Artistic License Films
Location
Studio Akiva, Brooklyn, New York, USA; Staten Island, New York, USA; New York City, New York, USA; Brooklyn, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States December 11, 1996

Released in United States December 2, 1996

Released in United States December 4, 1996

Released in United States Fall September 18, 1998

Released in United States July 1998

Released in United States October 1997

Released in United States October 2, 1998

Released in United States on Video December 23, 2003

Released in United States September 1997

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival East Hampton, New York October 15-19, 1997.

Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City September 14-21, 1997.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 3-11, 1998.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 15 - June 8, 1997.

Feature directorial debut for Iranian documentarian Ramin Niami.

Began shooting February 25, 1996.

Completed shooting April 4, 1996.

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 15 - June 8, 1997.)

Released in United States July 1998 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 3-11, 1998.)

Released in United States September 1997 (Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City September 14-21, 1997.)

Released in United States Fall September 18, 1998

Released in United States October 1997 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival East Hampton, New York October 15-19, 1997.)

Released in United States October 2, 1998 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States December 2, 1996 (Shown in New York City (Angelika 57) December 2, 1996.)

Released in United States December 4, 1996 (Shown in Los Angeles (Raleigh Studios) December 4, 1996.)

Released in United States December 11, 1996 (Shown in London (SONY Europe) December 11, 1996.)

Released in United States on Video December 23, 2003