Georgia


1h 53m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Georgia is a self-assured, successful folk rock singer who never cared much about a career on the stage, but achieved one anyway. With her extraordinary voice, she is beloved by her fans, but finds her greatest happiness beyond the stage. Georgia's younger sister, Sadie, is a virtually invincible fo

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Eastman Film; Panavision, Ltd.; Sound One; Technicolor
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Central Film Verleih Gmbh; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment; Rialto Films; Senator Film Verleih; Wild Bunch AG
Location
Seattle, Washington, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Synopsis

Georgia is a self-assured, successful folk rock singer who never cared much about a career on the stage, but achieved one anyway. With her extraordinary voice, she is beloved by her fans, but finds her greatest happiness beyond the stage. Georgia's younger sister, Sadie, is a virtually invincible force of confidence, pouring her heart and soul into performances in small-time clubs. A true believer in her own unique ability, Sadie is on a seemingly unstoppable mission to succeed--only immaturity and an emotional tie to her sister stand in her way. Sadie adores Georgia, but her intense need for validation can't help but drive a wedge through their relationship. Whatever it is that's holding Sadie down, Georgia is at its core. Sadie must find fulfillment beyond her sister's doorstep and outside of her imposing shadow.

Crew

Jay Dee Alley

Storyboards

Harold Arlen

Song ("Optimistic Voices")

Ben Barenholtz

Executive Producer

Lucius Barre

Unit Publicist

Iris Berry

Song ("Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)")

Peter Buck

Song ("Hate Me More")

Nellie Casman

Song ("Yossel Yossel")

George Catlett

Musician

Eric Clapton

Song

Eric Clapton

Song Performer ("I Can'T Stand It")

Lester Cohen

Production Designer

Shawn Colvin

Song

Shawn Colvin

Song Performer ("Shotgun Down The Avalance")

J. Fred Coots

Song ("Whose Honey Are You")

Elvis Costello

Song ("Almost Blues")

Charlie Davidson

Production Accountant

Guy Davis

Musician

Nova Karina Devonie

Musician

Amanda Digiulio

Line Producer

Amanda Digiulio

Unit Production Manager

John Doe

Song Performer ("Hava Nagila" "I'Ll Be Your Mirror" "Optimistic Voices" "Sally Can'T Dance" "There She Goes Again")

Don Dumas

Special Effects

Gary Eaton

Song ("Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)")

Steven E. Eyrse

Other

Stephen Foster

Song ("Hard Times")

Kristy Gamble

Musician

Haven Gillespie

Song ("Whose Honey Are You")

Norman Gimbel

Song ("Take Me To Arunda")

Marc Ginsberg

Color Timer

Porter Grainger

Composer ("Ain'T Nobody'S Business")

Ulu Grosbard

Producer

Lori Guidroz

Key Hair

Joel Hamilton

Musician

E. Y. Harburg

Song ("Optimistic Voices")

Craig Huston

1st Assistant Director

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Song Performer ("Almost Blues" "Gee Baby Ain'T I Good To You" "Hard Times" "Hava Nagila" "If I Wanted" "I'Ll Be Your Mirror" "Midnight Train To Georgia" "Optimistic Voices" "Sally Can'T Dance" "Take Me Back" "Take Me To Arunda" "Walk On The Wild Side" "Whose Honey Are You" "Yossel Yossel")

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Producer

Orville Johnson

Musician

Kevin A Jones

Musician

Nancy Katz

Musician

David Keenan

Musician

Jan Kiesser

Director Of Photography

Elizabeth Kling

Editor

Alisoun F Lamb

Production Coordinator

Barbara Lamb

Musician

Peter D Langhans

Musician

Bruce Laven

Musician

J Leventhal

Song ("Shotgun Down The Avalance")

Carlor Lyra

Song ("Take Me To Arunda")

Shane Macgowan

Song ("House Of The Gods")

Marychris Mass

Set Costumer

Scott Mccaughey

Song ("Hate Me More")

Michael J Mccombie

Other

Meg Mchutchison

Location Manager

Christy Mcwilson

Song ("Tornado")

Jo Miller

Composer ("Arizona Moon")

Van Morrison

Song ("Take Me Back")

Clinton A Nonemaker

Musician

Marienne O'brien

Wardrobe Supervisor

Carol Oditz

Costume Designer

Marc Olsen

Musician

Janos Pilenyi

Titles & Opticals

Robert Graham Prince

Composer ("Ain'T Nobody'S Business")

Lou Ann Quast

Script Supervisor

Andy Razaf

Song ("Gee Baby Ain'T I Good To You")

Don Redman

Song And Music ("Gee Baby Ain'T I Good To You")

Lou Reed

Songs ("I'Ll Be Your Mirror" "Sally Can'T Dance" "There She Goes Again" "Walk On The Wild Side")

Nick Rhinehard

Musician

Jodi Rothfield

Seattle Casting

Renee Rousselot

Casting

Katie Ryan

Seattle Casting

Mark Sandman

Song ("Cure For Pain")

Steven P Scalfati

Musician

Leroy Sleep

Song ("Tornado")

Kira Smith

Boom Operator

Steve Smith

Musician

Steve Soles

Music Producer

Steven Soles

Song Performer ("Mercy")

Steven Soles

Musician

Herbert Sothart

Song ("Optimistic Voices")

Samuel Steinberg

Song ("Yossel Yossel")

Kurk Stevenson

Song ("Mercy")

Dave Stewart

Song Performer ("Mr Reed")

Dave Stewart

Song

Amy Stolzenbach

Musician

Ken Stringfellow

Song Performer ("Mercy")

Kevin Stringfellow

Musician

Stan Stzaba

Negative Cutter (Match Cut)

Micheline Trepanier

Key Makeup

Barbara Turner

Screenwriter

Barbara Turner

Producer

Geraldo Vandre

Song ("Take Me To Arunda")

Joseph M Veneziani

Musician

Tom Waits

Song

Tom Waits

Song Performer ("The Piano Has Been Drinking")

Jim Weatherly

Song ("Midnight Train To Georgia")

Lynn Wegenka

2nd Assistant Director

Mark Weingarten

Sound Mixer

Clarence Williams

Song Performer ("Ain'T Nobody'S Business")

Clarence Williams

Composer; Composer ("Ain'T Nobody'S Business" Witherspoon, Jimmy)

Mare Winningham

Song Performer ("Hard Times" "If I Wanted" "Mercy")

Bruce M Wirth

Musician

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Eastman Film; Panavision, Ltd.; Sound One; Technicolor
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Central Film Verleih Gmbh; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment; Rialto Films; Senator Film Verleih; Wild Bunch AG
Location
Seattle, Washington, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Award Nominations

Best Supporting Actress

1995
Mare Winningham

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh is the daughter of screenwriter Barbara Turner and the late actor Vic Morrow.

Released in United States Winter December 8, 1995

Expanded Release in United States January 5, 1996

Expanded Release in United States January 12, 1996

Expanded Release in United States February 9, 1996

Released in United States on Video July 23, 1996

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (in competition) August 24 - September 4, 1995.)

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 29 - October 15, 1995.)

Winner of the 1995 award for Best Actress (Jennifer Jason Leigh) from the New York Film Critics Circle.

Winner of the Grand Prix of the Americas for best film at the 1995 Montreal World Film Festival. Jennifer Jason Leigh also won best actress honors.

Released in United States Winter December 8, 1995

Expanded Release in United States January 5, 1996

Expanded Release in United States January 12, 1996

Expanded Release in United States February 9, 1996

Released in United States on Video July 23, 1996

Released in United States 1995

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (in competition) August 24 - September 4, 1995.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 29 - October 15, 1995.

Began shooting September 6, 1994.

Completed shooting November 7, 1994.