Breathing Room


1h 30m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Kathy and David are a young New York couple trying to find an answer to the age old question -- How long do you wait until you know this love is the right one? They have reached that pivotal point in their relationship -- break up or make a commitment. Their solution: take some time apart and test t

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Axium International; Good Machine International; Great Northern/ Reiff & Associates
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

Kathy and David are a young New York couple trying to find an answer to the age old question -- How long do you wait until you know this love is the right one? They have reached that pivotal point in their relationship -- break up or make a commitment. Their solution: take some time apart and test the depth of their true feelings. From Thanksgiving until Christmas, they spend all their time trying not to see one another.

Cast

Dan Futterman

David Harrison

Susan Floyd

Kathy Levy

Nadia Dajani

Claire

Saverio Guerra

Tony

Edie Falco

Marcy

David Thornton

Brian

Joanna Chang

Cashier

Jianzhung Gu

Grocer

Steve Naidich

Korean Market Patron No 1

Chris Mcginn

Korean Market Patron No 2

Michael Chenevert

Korean Market Patron No 3

Frances Mazzuka

Korean Market Patron No 4

Sharon Angela

Additional Patron

Amy Hohn

Cousin Judy

Rod Mclachlan

Cousin Andy

Stryker Hardwicke

Larry

Maribel Vasquez

Madame Vazquez

Juanita Suarez

Madame Suarez

Dmitriy Tsybulskiy

Vladimir

Vitaly Blokhin

Mikhail

Kim Chan

Meditation Teacher

Marilyn Bernard

Meditation Student

John Suarez

Meditation Student

Owen Mckevitt

Meditation Student

Bonnie Bobek

Meditation Student

James Sexton

Meditation Student

Jamie Elkin

Meditation Student

Gregory Contreras

Meditation Student

Shifra Lerer

Kathy'S Grandmother

Peg Small

David'S Mother

Rex Robbins

David'S Father

Andre B Blake

Keith

Paul Giamatti

George

Robin Held

Waitress

Marin Hinkle

Larissa

Sushanta Chowdhury

Indian Waiter

Rita Milazzo

Sitar Player

Mr Singh

Drummer

Thermond Pressley

Club Bouncer

Alysa Weinstein

Club Girl

Elizabeth Elkins

Club Girl

Jacquie Yorke

Club Girl

Naomi Hartstein

Club Girl

Annie Collopy

Club Girl

Bernadette Lee

Club Girl In Bathroom

Arthur Halpern

Larry Ii

Adam Strider

Larry Iii

Jennifer Lovatt

Larry Iv

Greg Luedtke

Tree Salesman

Dino Stamatopoulos

Jersey Rocker

Cynthia Halpern

Jersey Girl

Shanon Shen

Knock-Knock Joke Student

Rafael Perez

Knock-Knock Joke Encourager

Yuliya Blokhin

Mrs Cherkin The Babka Lady

Fred Lin Sye

Mr Lin The Crazy Man

Arshad Javaid

Cab Driver

Erik Friedlander

Performer

Crew

Vijaya Anand

Song

Vijaya Anand

Song Performer ("Aatavu Chanda")

Dave Anderson

Gaffer

Jack Edward Barron

Executive Producer

Elizabeth Bernard

Extras Casting Director

Howard Bernstein

Co-Producer

James Bond

Other

Chris Bottoms

Assistant Camera

Gina Brich

Song ("No One'S Little Girl")

Kendall Brown

2nd Assistant Editor

Barbara Bubla

Other

Eileen Cabiling

Production Coordinator

Nancy Cabrera

Foley Artist

Steve Calalang

Assistant Camera

Kim Cameron

Other

Clarence Carter

Song

Clarence Carter

Song Performer ("Back Door Santa")

Gabriela Chistik

Art Director

Juliet D'annibale

Set Dresser

Marcus Daniels

Song ("Back Door Santa")

Ana Dasilva

Song ("No One'S Little Girl")

Marcia Debonis

Casting

Jim Denault

Director Of Photography

Nick Dibeneditto

Negative Cutting (N & D Film And Video)

Jonathan Duckett

Dialogue Editor

Ilena T Elevitch

Extras Casting Assistant

Jesse Feigelman

Boom Operator

Robert Fitzsimons

Music Recording Engineer

David Fortino

Key Grip

John D Genovese

Production Assistant

Dina Goldman

Art Department Coordinator

Dana Harris

Other

Sabine Hoffmann

Editor

Tom Hughes

Screenwriter

Tom Hughes

From Story

Joe Humeres

Location Manager

Tomoko Imade

Wardrobe Assistant

Pat Irwin

Original Music

Pat Irwin

Guitars/Organs/Keyboards

Jeff Kahn

Best Boy Grip

Gary Kauffman

Legal Services (Silvers & Kaufman)

Natalya Khorover

Wardrobe Supervisor

M Knotts

Song ("Hold On - Boomshanka Mix")

Linda Krantz

2nd Assistant Director

Bernadette Lee

Assistant Production Coordinator

Gabriela Leff

Casting

Rachael Levine

Other

Anna Marit Lia

Other

Sharon Lomofsky

Production Designer

Lord Nelson

Song Performer ("A Party For Santa Claus")

Jennifer Lovatt

Make-Up/Hair Assistant

Alice Lusena

Craft Service

Tony Mamone

Bass

Darren Mcguire

Other

Sophie Molins

Still Photographer

Richard Morbid

Product Placement

Polly Nash

Second 2nd Assistant Director

Robert Neff

Props Assistant

Robert Nelson

Song ("A Party For Santa Claus")

Kevin Norton

Drums

David Novack

Other

Sean O'reilly

Office Assistant

Susan Ogu

Set Decorator

Joanne Ottaviano

Makeup/Hair Artist

Barbara Parks

Supervising Sound Editor

Tim Perell

Producer

G Ripley

Song ("Hold On - Boomshanka Mix")

Marcy Robinson

Still Photographer

Michael Oliver Romero

Production Assistant

Robert A Rotondo

Location Assistant

Sally Rowe

Assistant Editor

Linda Russo

Foley Artist

Kevin Salem

Song ("Amnesia")

Dina Santillo

2nd Assistant Camera

Barbara Schneeweiss

Other

Peter Schneider

Production Sound Mixer

Margaret Schnipper

Script Supervisor

C J Scott

Song ("Hold On - Boomshanka Mix")

Jennifer Sherman

Still Photographer

Jon Sherman

Screenwriter

Sara Jane Slotnick

Costume Designer

Evan Strome

Props Master

Michelle Sullivan

1st Assistant Director

Jerry M Sye

Production Assistant

Tracey Thorn

Song ("I Didn'T Know I Was Looking For Love")

Natascha Tillmanns

Production Manager

M Topham

Song ("Hold On - Boomshanka Mix")

Rene Veilleux

Assistant Location Manager

Tom Verlaine

Guitar

Hilary Walker

Location Manager

Ben Watt

Song ("I Didn'T Know I Was Looking For Love")

Pamela Weese

Other

Josh Weinman

Other

Lori Ann Wernig

Set Dresser

Sher Wouters

Art Department Assistant

Peter Yolles

Grip

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Axium International; Good Machine International; Great Northern/ Reiff & Associates
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States April 18, 1997

Released in United States Fall November 8, 1996

Released in United States May 1996

Released in United States October 1996

Released in United States on Video May 27, 1997

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

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival, East Hampton, New York October 16-20, 1996.

Feature directorial debut for Jon Sherman who graduated from Wesleyan University and received his MFA in directing and screenwriting from Columbia University in 1995.

Began shooting February 3, 1995.

Completed shooting early March 1995.

Released in United States April 18, 1997 (Laemmle's Grand 4 Plex; Los Angeles)

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

Released in United States on Video May 27, 1997

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival, East Hampton, New York October 16-20, 1996.)

Released in United States Fall November 8, 1996 (NY)