Forty Shades of Blue


1h 47m 2005

Brief Synopsis

Laura, a young Russian woman lives in Memphis with a much older rock n' roll legend, and the personal awakening she experiences in the wake of her unfortunate affair with his estranged son. Alan James is a legend in Memphis, a white man who produced black music back in the 60's and 70's, the heyday

Film Details

Also Known As
40 Shades of Blue
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
First Look Pictures
Location
Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Synopsis

Laura, a young Russian woman lives in Memphis with a much older rock n' roll legend, and the personal awakening she experiences in the wake of her unfortunate affair with his estranged son. Alan James is a legend in Memphis, a white man who produced black music back in the 60's and 70's, the heyday of Memphis Soul. Now in his later years, he's still living the high life in a comfortable house in the right part of town. Alan lives with his girlfriend, Laura, a Russian beauty he met on tour in Moscow. Laura spends most of her time alone or raising their three-year-old son, Sam. A stranger in Memphis, she lives an easy, alienated life. Alan also has a grown son, Michael, with whom he has a complicated relationship fueled by jealousy, disappointment and anger. When Michael returns home for the first time in many years, the initial hostility he radiates towards his father's "girl" develops into something much more, and a messy, dangerous affair ensues. In the bars and bedrooms of his very contemporary city, a love triangle forms, illuminating the hearts and souls of these three tangled lives.

Film Details

Also Known As
40 Shades of Blue
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
First Look Pictures
Location
Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Dramatic Feature at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.

Released in United States 2005

Released in United States Fall September 28, 2005

Released in United States February 2005

Released in United States January 2005

Released in United States October 7, 2005

Released in United States on Video June 13, 2006

Released in United States September 2005

Released in United States September 30, 2005

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 10-20, 2005.

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema September 2-11, 2005.

Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 19-November 3, 2005.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Dramatic Competition) January 20-30, 2005.

Project was developed at the 1998 Sundance Writer's Lab.

Released in United States 2005 (Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 19-November 3, 2005.)

Released in United States January 2005 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Dramatic Competition) January 20-30, 2005.)

Released in United States February 2005 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 10-20, 2005.)

Released in United States on Video June 13, 2006

Released in United States September 2005 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema September 2-11, 2005.)

Released in United States Fall September 28, 2005

Released in United States September 30, 2005 (Memphis)

Released in United States October 7, 2005 (NuArt; Los Angeles)