Jupiter's Wife


1h 12m 1994

Brief Synopsis

This haunting real-life mystery story begins with a chance encounter in New York's Central Park between documentary filmmaker Michel Negroponte and Maggie, a beguiling homeless woman in her mid-forties. Or is it chance? For Maggie claims to have been expecting him for days. She also claims to be the

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Documentary
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
Cinedigm; Cinemax; New Video; New Video Dvd

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m

Synopsis

This haunting real-life mystery story begins with a chance encounter in New York's Central Park between documentary filmmaker Michel Negroponte and Maggie, a beguiling homeless woman in her mid-forties. Or is it chance? For Maggie claims to have been expecting him for days. She also claims to be the wife of the god Jupiter and the daughter of the late Hollywood actor Robert Ryan. Her conversation is laced with psychic messages, bits of Greek mythology and other seemingly bizarre fictions. Struck by her humor and charisma, Negroponte visits Maggie regularly over the next two years with his S-VHS camcorder, determined to piece together the riddle of who she really is and how she came to her misfortune. Clue by clue, Maggie's enigma is deciphered and an astonishing story is revealed.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Documentary
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
Cinedigm; Cinemax; New Video; New Video Dvd

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States January 1995

Released in United States June 1994

Released in United States March 1995

Released in United States November 1994

Released in United States October 1995

Released in United States on Video March 30, 2004

Released in United States September 1994

Released in United States September 8, 1995

Released in United States Summer August 18, 1995

Re-released in United States December 13, 1995

Recipient of a special jury recognition citation at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival.

Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival March 30 - April 9, 1995.

Shown at Hawaii International Film Festival November 4-17, 1994.

Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City September 18-26, 1994.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 5-15, 1995.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 3-12, 1995.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 18 - June 11, 1995.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 19-29, 1995.

Released in United States 1995 (Recipient of a special jury recognition citation at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival.)

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival March 30 - April 9, 1995.)

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 18 - June 11, 1995.)

Released in United States January 1995 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 19-29, 1995.)

Released in United States March 1995 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 3-12, 1995.)

Released in United States on Video March 30, 2004

Shown at Vue sur les Docs Festival (in competition) in Marseilles, France, June 1994.

This is the first American feature shot on small format video and released theatrically in 35mm.

Broadcast in USA over Cinemax as part of series "Cinemax Reel Life" June 21, 1995.

Released in United States June 1994 (Shown at Vue sur les Docs Festival (in competition) in Marseilles, France, June 1994.)

Released in United States Summer August 18, 1995

Released in United States September 1994 (Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City September 18-26, 1994.)

Released in United States September 8, 1995 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States October 1995 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 5-15, 1995.)

Released in United States November 1994 (Shown at Hawaii International Film Festival November 4-17, 1994.)

Re-released in United States December 13, 1995 (Cinema Village; New York City)