Girls Town


1h 30m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Angela, Emma, Nikki and Patti are high school seniors and best friends who are, on the surface, as different from one another as can be. Black and white, middle and lower class, destined to graduate and go their separate ways. But as the girls' senior year comes to a close, they discover that there

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1996
Production Company
C Hundred Film Corp; Clein & White Public Relations; Pandora Films
Distribution Company
October Films; Evergreen Entertainment; Istituto Luce-Cinecitta; Metrodome Distribution; October Films; Tobis Film
Location
Queens, New York City, New York, USA; Hackensack, New Jersey, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

Angela, Emma, Nikki and Patti are high school seniors and best friends who are, on the surface, as different from one another as can be. Black and white, middle and lower class, destined to graduate and go their separate ways. But as the girls' senior year comes to a close, they discover that there are things they share that are much stronger than any differences they might have. As the story begins, the girls' world is shattered by an event that leads them into a soul-searching debate about friendship, victimization and solidarity. From this time on, their lives will never be the same. The everyday dramas of high school life are now joined by a whirlwind of events that come as just as much of a surprise to the girls themselves as they do to the world around them. Whatever the inspiration of their actions, the result is certain: fear, confusion, excitement and empowerment for a group of young girls whose greatest concern just last month was getting the school paper out on time.

Crew

Jane Pia Abramowitz

Assistant Editor

Ernest Alexis

Additional Production Assistant

Scott Ambrozy

1st Assistant Director

Eve Applebaum

Assistant Location Manager

Jay Aquaviva

Swing

Joe Arcidiacono

1st Assistant Camera

Joe Baccari

Grip

Frank Barrera

Swing

Cyril Bectarte

Additional Production Assistant

Rauark Behan

Swing

Phyllis Belkin

Still Photographer

Teresa Benoit

Additional Production Assistant

Stefanie Berk

Additional Production Assistant

Matt Bouton

Grip

Catherine Boyd

Set Dresser

David Bryant

Swing

Laurie Butler

Assistant Editor

Maurice Carr

Additional Production Assistant

Lori Cheatle

Assistant Production Coordinator

Lori Cheatle

Product Placement

Matt Chubet

Grip

Mark Chung

Additional Production Assistant

David Chustz

Additional Production Assistant

Meredith Collins

1st Assistant Camera

Aaron Dawley

Grip

Eryn A Defontes

2nd Assistant Camera

Thomas Dennis

1st Assistant Director

David Doernberg

Production Designer

Sahli Endeshaw

Additional Production Assistant

Fred Ernest

Additional Production Assistant

Bernard Ettienne

Key Production Assistant

Elizabeth Fields

Art Department Coordinator

Russell Fine

Director Of Photography

Carl Kwaku Ford

Assistant Unit Manager

Kelley Forsyth

Co-Producer

Mike Franzetti

Grip

Anna Grace

Screenwriter

Chris Graham

Other

Les Grant

Boom Operator

Carolyn Grifel

Costume Designer

Alex Hall

Editor

Jackie Hamilton

Grip

M Dayo Harewood

2nd Assistant Director

Andre Harris

1st Assistant Camera

Bruklin Harris

Screenwriter

Denise Hernandez

Screenwriter

Yanir Hirshberg

Additional Production Assistant

Charles R Hunt

Sound Mixer

Jonathan Jacobson

Additional Production Assistant

Milady Jean-baptiste

Wardrobe Supervisor

David L Johnstone

Hair Consultant

Brian A Kates

Associate Editor

Brian A Kates

Post-Production Supervisor

Rob Khristov

Additional Production Assistant

Laela Kilbourn

1st Assistant Camera

Loria King

Still Photographer

Gus Koven

Sound Mixer

Deidre Lally

Swing

Robert Larrea

Sound Mixer

Alexandra Levinsohn

Assistant (To Sarah Vogel & Kelley Forsyth)

Sophia Lin

Script Supervisor

Tracy Litwin

1st Assistant Camera

Melissa P Lohman

Art Director

Chris Love

Boom Operator

Steve Lynch

Key Grip

Steve Lynch

Key Grip

Anita Maffei

Product Placement

Jack Mccook

Set Dresser

Donna Mckay

Product Placement

Jim Mckay

Screenwriter

Jim Mckay

Editor

Kelly Mearkle

Production Assistant

Richard Merkel

Additional Production Assistant

Erica Miller

Production Assistant

Lea Mowan

Production Assistant

Jake Myers

Unit Manager

Kate Noble

Assistant Location Manager

Guy Ognibene

Production Assistant

Chris Paul

1st Assistant Camera

Daniel Petrov

Additional Production Assistant

Roy Plisko

Additional Production Assistant

Gideon Ponte

Property Master

Diana Powers

2nd Assistant Director

Lance Rieck

1st Assistant Camera

Monica Rogozinski

1st Assistant Camera

Lara M Schwartz

Production Manager

Caitanya Scott

Production Assistant

Sandeep Sharma

Additional Production Assistant

Marcia Shulman

Workshop Casting

Amanda J Silberstein

Assistant Costume Designer

Jocelyn Smith

Swing

Joseph Stephans

Location Manager

Adrienne Stern

Casting

Irin Strauss

Sound Mixer

Hiroo Takaoka

1st Assistant Camera

Lili Taylor

Screenwriter

Charity Thomas

1st Team Production Assistant

Mark Traskowski

Additional Production Assistant

Kristy Tully

Gaffer

Emory Van Cleve

Boom Operator

Sarah Vogel

Co-Producer

Adam Weiner

Additional Production Assistant

Jon Weiner

Additional Production Assistant

Kate Williams

Supervising Editor

Lauren Winters

Production Coordinator

Frida Yara

Assistant Sound Editor

Lauren Zalaznick

Producer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1996
Production Company
C Hundred Film Corp; Clein & White Public Relations; Pandora Films
Distribution Company
October Films; Evergreen Entertainment; Istituto Luce-Cinecitta; Metrodome Distribution; October Films; Tobis Film
Location
Queens, New York City, New York, USA; Hackensack, New Jersey, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Filmmakers Trophy in the dramatic category at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival. Also received a "special recognition" award from the dramatic jury to honor the collaborative nature of the film.

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States August 30, 1996

Released in United States January 1996

Released in United States June 1996

Released in United States October 1998

Released in United States on Video February 4, 1997

Released in United States Summer August 21, 1996

Shown at Nantucket Film Festival June 19-23, 1996.

Shown at Raindance Film Showcase in London October 22-31, 1998.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 16 - June 9, 1996.

This film was created out of an improvisational workshop with the director, actors, and many others. Start to finish, cast to crew, it was a collective, collaborative project.

Feature directorial debut for film and videomaker Jim McKay, a co-founder of C-Hundred Film Corp. He has produced and directed a full-length documentary, "Lighthearted Nation;" a feature-length concert film, R.E.M.'s "Tourfilm;" numerous music videos for R.E.M., Son Volt, Soul Coughing, Ziggy Marley, The Feelies, and others; a short film for Red Hot, Inc.'s "No Alternative" project; and an award-winning series of public service announcements under the umbrella name, "Direct Effect."

Broadcast in USA over Sundance Channel as part of program "She Said Cinema" May 1-31, 1999.

Began shooting June 23, 1995.

Completed shooting July 11, 1995.

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 16 - June 9, 1996.)

Released in United States January 1996 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 1996.)

Released in United States on Video February 4, 1997

Released in United States June 1996 (Shown at Nantucket Film Festival June 19-23, 1996.)

Released in United States Summer August 21, 1996

Released in United States August 30, 1996 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Raindance Film Showcase in London October 22-31, 1998.)