Beginners


1h 44m 2011

Brief Synopsis

Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna only months after his father Hal has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who - following 45 years of marriage - came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. The uph

Film Details

Also Known As
Así se siente el amor, Les débutants, débutants
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2011
Production Company
Birds & Animals Unlimited; Camera House; Cast & Crew Entertainment Services; Cinephase; City National Bank; Getty Images; Mar-Key Pictures; Meredith Wurzbach; Offhollywood Pictures; Parts And Labor; Ross Miller; Skylar Wilman; Sound One; Tm Motion Picture Equipment; United Talent Agency; Wildfire Sonic Magic
Distribution Company
Focus Features; Alliance Films; Focus Features; Focus Features; Gutek Film Sp. Z O.O.; Imagine Film Distribution (Ifd); Mk2 International; Odeon S.A.; SF Studios; Sena; Shaw Organization; Svensk Filmindustri Norway; United International Pictures; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; Universal Pictures International; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Synopsis

Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna only months after his father Hal has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who - following 45 years of marriage - came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. The upheavals of Hal's new honesty, by turns funny and moving, brought father and son closer than they'd ever been able to be. Now Oliver endeavors to love Anna with all the bravery, humor, and hope that his father taught him.

Crew

Sean Afsahi

Production Assistant

Robert Alonzo

Stunts

Jose Anaya

Chef

Ron Annunziata

Driver

John Arsineault

Hair Stylist

Corey Askins

Transportation Captain

Gene Austin

Song Performer

Josephine Baker

Song Performer

Matt Baker

Stunts

Wes Ball

Visual Effects

Wes Ball

Visual Effects

Justin Barber

Visual Effects

Amanda Beckner

Researcher

Mandy Beckner

Researcher

Aaron Beckum

Visual Effects

Aaron Beckum

Production Assistant

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Song

Bill Benedict

Driver

Katri Billard

Script Supervisor

Christopher Blauvelt

Director Of Photography

Christopher W Bodell

Finance

Milan Boncich

Colorist

Kristen Bothekan

Costume Department

Zoe Bower

Facilities Supervisor

Bob Bradshaw

Grip

Bob Bradshaw

Grip

Paul Brady

Film Lab

Anthony Brandonisio

Post-Production Coordinator

Anthony Brandonisio

Assistant Editor

Courtney Bright

Casting Director

Ashly Burch

Office Runner

A J Burden

Best Boy Grip

Allison Caetano

Stunt Double

Paul Carden

Adr Supervisor

Hoagy Carmichael

Song Performer

Hoagy Carmichael

Song

Dave Chameides

Steadicam Operator

Abigail Chapin

Costume Department

Andrew Chojnacki

Key Grip

Rita Colimon

Assistant

Ryan Collins

Assistant Sound Editor

Olivier Bugge Coutte

Film Editor

Neil Daly

Assistant Director

Ginger Damon

Hair Stylist

Bill Dance

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Nicole Daniels

Casting Director

Tana David

Coordinator

Lew Davis

Song

Hugo De Groot

Song

Hugo De Groot

Song Performer

Miranda De Pencier

Producer

Mathilde Decagny

Animal Trainer

Riel Roch Decter

Assistant

Riel Roch Decter

Office Production Assistant

André Des Rochers

Legal Services

Christine Detizio

Finance Manager

Bob Ditler

Driver

Gaetano Donizetti

Song

Edgar Dowell

Song

Brian Dunlop

Foley Editor

Nash Edgerton

Stunt Coordinator

Nash Edgerton

Stunt Double

Chris Eguia

Property Master

Eric S Elias

Pyrotechnics

John Eremic

Visual Effects Producer

Pat Fitzpatrick

Best Boy Electric

Greg Flores

Grip

Coryander Friend

Set Decorator

Trevor Fulks

Best Boy Grip

Sam Geer

Apprentice Editor

Melissa Gelmo

Assistant Property Master

Stephen Giardina

Production Assistant

Frances Giblin

Coproducer

Frances Giblin

Unit Production Manager

Haven Gillespie

Song

Allen Ginsberg

Song

Allen Ginsberg

Song Performer

Brad Gowans

Song Performer

Robert Greenfield

On-Set Dresser

Erik Guldbech

Gaffer

Lauren Haber

Assistant Camera

Brian Hall

Driver

Drew Hamilton

Office Runner

Terence Harris

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Barclay James Harvest

Song Performer

Barclay James Harvest

Song

Brad Hawkins

Visual Effects

Megan Hawkins

Other

Ellen Heuer

Foley Artist

Elizabeth Himelstein

Dialect Coach

Ross W Holzer

Driver

Patrick Huber

Assistant Director

Kathleen Jensen

Production Assistant

Lucas Joaquin

Assistant

Howard Johnson

Song

Jennifer Johnson

Costume Designer

Joseph L. Johnson

Driver

Ryland Jones

Visual Effects

Daniel Karasele

On-Set Dresser

Julie Anna Kehoe

Hair Stylist

Anne Kelly

Office Runner

Carol Kiefer

Art Department Coordinator

Drew Kilcoin

Assistant Editor

Lars Knudsen

Producer

Chris Kubek

Set Production Assistant

Daniel Kuzmick

On-Set Dresser

Derrick Landry

Production Accountant

Allan K Lane

On-Set Dresser

Sean P Lane

Executive In Charge

Sanaz Lavaedian

Music Coordinator

Kameron Lennox

Costume Supervisor

Rafael Lima

Location Manager

Timothy Limer

Sound Recordist

Geoff Linville

Coproducer

Michael Loomer

On-Set Dresser

Victoria Lorenz

Makeup Artist

Rachel Lucera-fein

Assistant

Stephen Macdougall

Assistant Camera

Travis Mackay

Adr Mixer

Nancy Macleod

Sound Effects Editor

Gerardo Maravilla

Office Runner

Rosemary Marez

Apprentice Editor

Joe Mason

Art Department Assistant

Frances Mathias

Hair

Frances Mathias

Hair Stylist

Philip W Mccartin

Accountant

Teferra Mckenzie

Sound Mixer

Mamie Medina

Song

Mike Mesirow

Boom Operator

Tammy Mikalouskas

Other

Eddie Mikasa

Apprentice Editor

Christopher Miller

Location Manager

Ross Miller

Production Insurance

Mike Mills

Screenplay

Dan Milner

Assistant Location Manager

Sarah Soquel Morhaim

Assistant

Jelly Roll Morton

Song

Jelly Roll Morton

Song Performer

Jean Nakahara

Office Coordinator

Geraldine Needle

Studio Teacher

Roger Neill

Music

Robert New

On-Set Dresser

Cynthia Nibler

Property Master

Brendan O'brien

Boom Operator

Jen O'leary

Camera Assistant

Roy Ott

Production Controller

David Palmer

Music

Joe Paolini

Key Grip

Mitchell Parish

Song

Brigitte Pauli

Accounting Assistant

Sarah Payan

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Michael Perfitt

Score Recording

Jeffrey W Petersen

Gaffer

Jeffrey W Petersen

Lighting Technician

Joanne M Piasecki

Finance Manager

Michael M Piehler

Assistant Location Manager

Justin Pierret

Production Assistant

Steven Pines

Accounting Clerk

Jose Plasencia

Chef

Sandra Poland

Set Costumer

Brian Potter

Song

David C. Potter

On-Set Dresser

Keith Putnam

Camera

Manish Raval

Song

Christopher Raymond

Assistant Camera

Shima Razavi

Assistant

Josh Reinhardt

Foley Mixer

Brian Reitzell

Music

Anthony Rice

On-Set Dresser

Gregory Riches

Legal Services

James Ridgley

Sound Mixer

Jim Ridgley

Sound Mixer

Michelle Roca

Set Production Assistant

Joe Roddey

Assistant Director

Tina Roesler-kerwin

Makeup

Brana Rosenfeld

Set Decorator

Martin Rosenstock

Pyrotechnics

Jan Ruona

Assistant Camera

I Samwell

Song

Stephen Scharf

Legal Services

Joan Scheckel

Executive Producer

Glen Schneider

Caterer

Ira Schuster

Song

Joseph Schuster

Song

Dan Sharnoff

Production Assistant

Leslie Shatz

Sound Designer

Leslie Shea

Advisor

Al Sherman

Song

Seymour Simons

Song

Sussie Sims

Accounting Clerk

Doree Sitterly

Animal Trainer

Adam Sklena

Camera Operator

Davon Sliminger

Assistant Camera

Benjamin Moses Smith

Visual Effects

Kris Smith

Script Supervisor

Mamie Smith

Song Performer

Rod Smith

Assistant Director

Kristin Starns

Office Coordinator

Daniel Stevens

Stunt Double

Todd Story

Driver

Film Details

Also Known As
Así se siente el amor, Les débutants, débutants
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2011
Production Company
Birds & Animals Unlimited; Camera House; Cast & Crew Entertainment Services; Cinephase; City National Bank; Getty Images; Mar-Key Pictures; Meredith Wurzbach; Offhollywood Pictures; Parts And Labor; Ross Miller; Skylar Wilman; Sound One; Tm Motion Picture Equipment; United Talent Agency; Wildfire Sonic Magic
Distribution Company
Focus Features; Alliance Films; Focus Features; Focus Features; Gutek Film Sp. Z O.O.; Imagine Film Distribution (Ifd); Mk2 International; Odeon S.A.; SF Studios; Sena; Shaw Organization; Svensk Filmindustri Norway; United International Pictures; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; Universal Pictures International; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States Spring June 3, 2011

Released in United States on Video November 15, 2011

Released in United States 2011 (Opening Night)

Released in United States 2011 (Spotlight Premieres)

Limited Release in United States Spring June 3, 2011

Released in United States on Video November 15, 2011

Released in United States 2011

Released in United States 2011 (A Tribute to Ewan McGregor)