Archive of films Room / Room
2005, 83 min
Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Julia Barker works at the Paradise Bingo hall in Texas. Struggling to make ends meet and raise her two daughters, Julia suppresses her own needs and desires. When she sees a vision of a warehouse-sized room, Julia knows that she must find it. Desperate, she robs the bingo hall, abandons her family and flies to New York. Her pilgrimage has begun…
Julia Barker is late for work again at the Paradise Bingo hall. Struggling to make ends meet and raise her two daughters, Julia suppresses her own needs and desires. But excruciating migraines keep coming back to her as some kind of punishment. Her tormented mind evokes disturbing visions: water, rafters and then the blinding white windows of a room the size of a warehouse. The space is menacing, mysterious but also seductive. The visions intensify and soon she starts to receive signs. Julia knows that she must find the room. Desperate, she robs the bingo hall, abandons her family and flies to New York. Her pilgrimage has begun.
About the director
Kyle Henry has directed two documentaries: American Cowboy, a 1998 Student Academy Award winner, and University Inc. (1999). His short film N.EW Y.ORK C.ASINO won Best Experimental Short at the SXSW film festival in Texas, USA, in 2003. Kyle is also the editor of the Sundance award-wining film Manito (2002) and the PBS documentaries: Are the Kids Alright (2004) and Learning to Swallow (2005). He lives in Austin, Texas. Room (2005) is his feature debut.
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||Forum of Independents - Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||PJ Raval|
|Producer:||Jesse Scolaro, Allen Bain, Darren Goldberg|
|Production:||The 7th Floor|
|Cast:||Cyndi Williams, Kenneth Wayne Bradley, Alexandra Kiester, Hannah Nicholas, Jacqui Cross, Marco Parella, Gretchen Krich, J. Shanon Weaver, Jessica Hedrick, Suzanne Savoy, Carlos Trevino|
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