Trees Lounge


1h 34m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Tommy Basilio wanted to make something of his life. That was about ten years ago. Instead, he has spent the past decade as an auto mechanic, ricocheting from one bizarre misadventure to another in his dead-end hometown on Long Island, unable to repair his car or his life. His only solace is that eve

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Amerifilm Casting Inc; Clein & White Public Relations
Distribution Company
Orion Classics; Academy Distribuzione; Arsenal Filmverleih; Artisan Home Entertainment; Cinemien; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Finnkino Oy; Les Films De L'Elysee; Orion Classics; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; Village Roadshow Limited
Location
Long Island, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

Tommy Basilio wanted to make something of his life. That was about ten years ago. Instead, he has spent the past decade as an auto mechanic, ricocheting from one bizarre misadventure to another in his dead-end hometown on Long Island, unable to repair his car or his life. His only solace is that every strangely hilarious twist and turn of his life leads him right back to one place: Trees Lounge. Trees Lounge is your basic local dive on the outside. On the inside, it's home to a wonderfully colorful array of characters that are, to Tommy, a comfortably dysfunctional family. Somewhere in the midst of navigating through this maze of eccentric but lovable people, Tommy un-blurs his vision and figures out that he's not going anywhere by staring at the bottom of a bottle of Wild Turkey. Now, if he could just fix his car...

Crew

Nathan Abel

Additional Grip

Jane Pia Abramowitz

Associate Editor

Lori Adkins

Editorial Assistant

Jennifer Alex

Art Director

Coll Anderson

Supervising Sound Editor

Eva Applebaum

Production Assistant

Richard J Audino

Gaffer

K C Bailey

Photography

Denise Baldassano

Wardrobe Assistant

Ruark Behan

Additional Grip

Brad Bergbom

Boom Operator

Matt Blankman

Other

Alec Boehm

1st Assistant Camera

Brian Bowles

Assistant Sound Editor

Christopher Bright

4th Grip

Jason Brodkey

Editorial Assistant

Terrence C Burke

Production Assistant

Steve Buscemi

Screenwriter

David Carbonara

Music Editor

Mari-an Ceo

Costume Designer

Lorrie Ann Dobbins

Additional Hair Assistant

Marcos Durian

Other

Julie Ebel

Art Department Intern

Maz Ellis

3rd Grip

Osa Elmfors

2nd Assistant Camera

Ruth Faico

Art Department Intern

Kelley Forsyth

Co-Producer

Paola Freccero

Publicity Provider (Clein + White Inc)

Vadim Frumin

Additional Grip

Jerry Gershman

Music Supervisor

Alisa Grifo

Art Department Intern

Jackie Hamilton

Best Boy Grip

Jolyon Handler

2nd Assistant Director

Chris Hanley

Producer

Tamarat Harkonnen

Production Assistant

Mark R Herrick

Production Assistant

Jeff Huston

Production Assistant

Meredith Jacobson-marciano

Extras Casting (Amerifilm Casting)

Alex Johnson

Assistant Production Office Coordinator

Alex R. Johnson

Assistant Production Coordinator

Alex R Johnson

Assistant Production Coordinator

Chad Johnson

Art Department Intern

Arthur M Jolly

Stunt Coordinator

Jonathan M Judge

Production Assistant

Edie Kelly

Additional Grip

Tim Kelly

Key Grip

Julian Kheel

Production Assistant

Jude Kiernan

Other

Sam Kretschmer

Additional Grip

Ronnie Kupferwasser

Assistant Unit Manager

Christina Larsson

Associate Producer

Steve Leroy

Other

Alexandra Levinsohn

Other

Penelope Locke

Script Supervisor

Melissa P Lohman

On-Set Dresser

Marco Londoner

2nd Assistant Director

Evan Lurie

Composer

May Lyle

Post-Production Assistant

Kevin T Lynn

Assistant Sound Editor

Patrick Mahoney

Craft Service

Juan Carlos Martinez

Sound Effects Editor

Katie Mcquerrey

Other

Vincent Mierlak

Post-Production Assistant

Christian Miglio

Other

Marinka Modderman

Assistant (To Steve Buscemi)

Brian Moriarty

Other

Michael Napolitano

Additional Hair Assistant

Michael Nathanson

Other

Charlotte Nation

Other

Tim O'shea

Dialogue Editor/Temp Mix

Joannne M Ottaviano

Hair & Make-Up

Scott Pask

Assistant (To Production Designer)

David Pastecchi

Boom Operator

Victoria Plummer

Editorial Assistant

Neda Pourang

Wardrobe Supervisor

Alena K Powell

Production Assistant

Gregory Qualles

Other

Rina Rachman

Production Office Coordinator

Tanra Raven

Other

Todd Woody Richman

Editorial Assistant

Lisa Rinzler

Director Of Photography

Guy H Rocourt

Production Assistant

Gustavo Rodriguez

Post-Production Assistant

Steve Rosenzweig

Production Designer

Tammy Rubin

Other

Colette Scarfe

Hair Assistant

Darby Sedlock

Make-Up Assistant

Richard Singer

Other

Amanda Slater

Production Assistant

Jeremy Evan Slutskin

2nd Assistant Director

Oriana Soddu

Apprentice Editor

John Soran

Craft Service Assistant

Debbie Staab

Other

Robert T Striem

Assistant Location Manager

Mark Trzaskowksi

Other

Gayle Vangrofsky

Unit Manager

Sarah Vogel

Co-Producer

David Wechsler

1st Assistant Director

Nick Wechsler

Executive Producer

Tom Weissler

Other

Eric Werner

Other

Tom Whelan

Location Manager

Kate Williams

Editor

Michael Wylie

Props Master

Brad Wyman

Producer

Kim Yellen

Wardrobe Assistant

Julie Yorn

Executive Producer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Amerifilm Casting Inc; Clein & White Public Relations
Distribution Company
Orion Classics; Academy Distribuzione; Arsenal Filmverleih; Artisan Home Entertainment; Cinemien; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Finnkino Oy; Les Films De L'Elysee; Orion Classics; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; Village Roadshow Limited
Location
Long Island, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States November 1, 1996

Expanded Release in United States October 18, 1996

Expanded Release in United States October 25, 1996

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States Fall October 11, 1996

Released in United States May 1996

Released in United States October 1996

Released in United States on Video February 11, 1997

Released in United States September 1996

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles February 29 - March 8, 1996.

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 6-19, 1996.

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Directors Fortnight) May 9-20, 1996.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 10-20, 1996.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 3-13, 1996.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 29 - February 9, 1997.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 5-14, 1996.

Feature directorial debut for actor Steve Buscemi.

Began shooting August 15, 1995.

Completed shooting September 12, 1995.

Ultra-Stereo

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles February 29 - March 8, 1996.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 29 - February 9, 1997.)

Released in United States on Video February 11, 1997

Released in United States May 1996 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Directors Fortnight) May 9-20, 1996.)

Released in United States September 1996 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 6-19, 1996.)

Released in United States September 1996 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 5-14, 1996.)

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 10-20, 1996.)

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 3-13, 1996.)

Released in United States Fall October 11, 1996

Expanded Release in United States October 25, 1996

Expanded Release in United States November 1, 1996

Expanded Release in United States October 18, 1996