Dumbarton Bridge


1h 36m 1999

Brief Synopsis

John Shed leads a solitary exitence in a small community in San Francisco where he works in the salt ponds. African-American Shed barely ventures out with his white live-in lover, Belinda, who longs to interact more socially with the world around her. When a young Vietnamese girl named Minh shows u

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1999

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

John Shed leads a solitary exitence in a small community in San Francisco where he works in the salt ponds. African-American Shed barely ventures out with his white live-in lover, Belinda, who longs to interact more socially with the world around her. When a young Vietnamese girl named Minh shows up on their doorstep and claims to be Shed's daughter, Shed must take a hard look at himself and his ability to be a nurturing father and responsible husband. He doesn't like what he sees and reverts to heavy drinking -- prompting Belinda to move out of the house. Now father and daughter are left alone to sort out their feelings about their own identities in order to come to terms with each other's ethnicities.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1999

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 4-14, 1999.

color

rtg MPAA NONE

Winner of Best Score at the 1999 Providence/Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Feature directorial debut for Charles Koppelman.

Shown at Cinequest 2000: The San Jose Film Festival, February 24 - March 5, 2000

Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City September 17-24, 1999.

Shown at Providence/Rhode Island International Film Festival August 6-19, 1999.