Urbania


1h 43m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Charlie has experienced a trauma, but he's doing his best to regain control of his life. Drawn to a mysterious stranger spotted from a distance, Charlie believes he's found the key to his recovery. As he searches the city in an effort to revisit this chance meeting, he encounters old friends and new

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

Charlie has experienced a trauma, but he's doing his best to regain control of his life. Drawn to a mysterious stranger spotted from a distance, Charlie believes he's found the key to his recovery. As he searches the city in an effort to revisit this chance meeting, he encounters old friends and new acquaintances--all of whom have their own tale to tell and their own eerie connection to him, and each other. When he finally meets the object of his fascination what seems like a clandestine romance turns intriguingly darker. For Charlie, the boundaries of reality, which have given his life order, have shifted. The lines separating past and present, true and false, love and hate, gay and straight, have blurred. And as Charlie completes his quest, the urban myths we tell each other--the man with the stolen kidney, the poodle in the microwave--as well as the fantasies that spin in his head , merge as one and come to life to haunt him.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Gen Art Film Festival (Closing Night) in New York City April 26 - May 2, 2000.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 18 - June 11, 2000.)

Winner of the award for Best Actor (Dan Futterman) at the 2000 Seattle International Film Festival.

Winner of the Dockers First Feature Award at the 2000 San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Outstanding American Narrative Feature at OUTFEST 2000: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States Fall September 13, 2000

Released in United States January 2000

Released in United States July 2000

Released in United States June 2000

Released in United States September 15, 2000

Released in United States September 2000

Shown at Gen Art Film Festival (Closing Night) in New York City April 26 - May 2, 2000.

Shown at New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Centerpieces) June 1-11, 2000.

Shown at OUTFEST 2000: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July 6-17, 2000.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Main Programme Features) January 24 - February 24, 2001.

Shown at San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival June 15-25, 2000.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 18 - June 11, 2000.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 20-30, 2000.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 7-16, 2000.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 22 - October 5, 2000.

Unapix was previously attached to distribute film prior to Lion's Gate taking over the rights.

Feature directorial debut for playwright Jon Shear.

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 22 - October 5, 2000.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Main Programme Features) January 24 - February 24, 2001.)

Released in United States January 2000 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 20-30, 2000.)

Released in United States June 2000 (Shown at New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Centerpieces) June 1-11, 2000.)

Released in United States June 2000 (Shown at San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival June 15-25, 2000.)

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at OUTFEST 2000: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July 6-17, 2000.)

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 7-16, 2000.)

Released in United States Fall September 13, 2000

Released in United States September 15, 2000 (New York City and Los Angeles)