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The Resource Before night falls, Fineline Features ; a Grandview Pictures production ; Jon Kilik presents a film by Julian Schnabel ; produced by Jon Kilik ; written by Cunningham O'Keefe, Lázaro Gómez Carriles, Julian Schnabel ; directed by Julian Schnabel, (videorecording)

Before night falls, Fineline Features ; a Grandview Pictures production ; Jon Kilik presents a film by Julian Schnabel ; produced by Jon Kilik ; written by Cunningham O'Keefe, Lázaro Gómez Carriles, Julian Schnabel ; directed by Julian Schnabel, (videorecording)

Label
Before night falls
Title
Before night falls
Statement of responsibility
Fineline Features ; a Grandview Pictures production ; Jon Kilik presents a film by Julian Schnabel ; produced by Jon Kilik ; written by Cunningham O'Keefe, Lázaro Gómez Carriles, Julian Schnabel ; directed by Julian Schnabel
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Film editor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"Victimized by a government that banned his books and jailed him for a crime he didn't commit, [poet] Reinaldo [Arenas] endured unspeakable persecution in a courageous stand against censorship and oppression. Without a country, but not without integrity, he fled to America where he continued to fight for personal expression and produced a stirring body of work." -- Container
Cataloging source
TEF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directors of photography, Xavier Pérez Grobet, Guillermo Rosas ; editor, Michael Berenbaum ; music composed by Carter Burwell ; production designer, Salvador Parra ; costume designer, Mariestela Fernández ; consultant, Melanio Filiberto Hebra
Date time place
Originally released as motion picture in 2000
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong sexual content, some language and brief violence
Language note
In English or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, Spanish, or French; closed-captioned in English
LC call number
PQ7390.A72
LC item number
Z463132 1993
PerformerNote
Javier Bardem, Olivier Martinez, Andrea Di Stefano, Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, John Ortiz, Santiago Magill, Michael Wincott, Najwa Nimri, Alfredo Villa, Rene Rivera, Maurice Compte, Vincent Laresca, Manuel Gonzalez, Hector Babenco
Runtime
133
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Before night falls, Fineline Features ; a Grandview Pictures production ; Jon Kilik presents a film by Julian Schnabel ; produced by Jon Kilik ; written by Cunningham O'Keefe, Lázaro Gómez Carriles, Julian Schnabel ; directed by Julian Schnabel, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the memoir Before night falls (Antes que anochezca) by Reinaldo Arenas
  • Special features: Commentary with director Julian Schnabel, actor Javier Bardem, screenwriter Lázaro Gómez Carilles, composer Carter Burwell, and co-director of photography Xavier Pérez Grobet [optional audio feature]; Excerpts from "Improper conduct," 1983 interview with Reinaldo Arenas (7 min.); Behind the scenes: Home movie by Lola Schnabel [featurette] (8 min.); Little notes on painting: Artwork by Julian Schnabel (15 min.); Cast and crew [text feature]; Theatrical trailer (2 min.); DVD-ROM weblinks (requirements: PC; Microsoft Windows 95 or higher; Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher; Macromedia Flash 6.0; InterActual Player (available on disc); Internet connection; DVD-ROM drive; software or hardware DVD player)
  • "[Film sequence during] end credits from the film 'PM' by Orlando Jiménez Leal and Saba Cabrera, banned in Cuba in 1961." -- Note during end credits
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Childhood -- Holguín, 1958 -- "The parade begins" -- Havana, 1964 -- Pepe -- New start -- Beauty is the enemy -- Revolutionaries -- 4 types -- Crackdown -- Article 243 -- Outside help -- Accusations -- Escape -- In hiding -- Prison -- Bon Bon -- Punishment -- Lieutenant Victor -- Free again -- Being a writer -- Pepe's escape -- Exit permit -- Stateless -- Strain -- Promise -- End credits
Control code
ocm46921115
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (133 min.)
Isbn
9780780634930
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794043525124
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
N5251
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)46921115
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo; widescreen presentation preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for widescreen televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Before night falls, Fineline Features ; a Grandview Pictures production ; Jon Kilik presents a film by Julian Schnabel ; produced by Jon Kilik ; written by Cunningham O'Keefe, Lázaro Gómez Carriles, Julian Schnabel ; directed by Julian Schnabel, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the memoir Before night falls (Antes que anochezca) by Reinaldo Arenas
  • Special features: Commentary with director Julian Schnabel, actor Javier Bardem, screenwriter Lázaro Gómez Carilles, composer Carter Burwell, and co-director of photography Xavier Pérez Grobet [optional audio feature]; Excerpts from "Improper conduct," 1983 interview with Reinaldo Arenas (7 min.); Behind the scenes: Home movie by Lola Schnabel [featurette] (8 min.); Little notes on painting: Artwork by Julian Schnabel (15 min.); Cast and crew [text feature]; Theatrical trailer (2 min.); DVD-ROM weblinks (requirements: PC; Microsoft Windows 95 or higher; Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher; Macromedia Flash 6.0; InterActual Player (available on disc); Internet connection; DVD-ROM drive; software or hardware DVD player)
  • "[Film sequence during] end credits from the film 'PM' by Orlando Jiménez Leal and Saba Cabrera, banned in Cuba in 1961." -- Note during end credits
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Childhood -- Holguín, 1958 -- "The parade begins" -- Havana, 1964 -- Pepe -- New start -- Beauty is the enemy -- Revolutionaries -- 4 types -- Crackdown -- Article 243 -- Outside help -- Accusations -- Escape -- In hiding -- Prison -- Bon Bon -- Punishment -- Lieutenant Victor -- Free again -- Being a writer -- Pepe's escape -- Exit permit -- Stateless -- Strain -- Promise -- End credits
Control code
ocm46921115
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (133 min.)
Isbn
9780780634930
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794043525124
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
N5251
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)46921115
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo; widescreen presentation preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for widescreen televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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