Imagine the film you have spent thousands of dollars upon and toiled over for what seems like decades has been accepted to the Sundance film festival. It’s a veritable mecca of movers and shakers and for an independent filmmaker it’s the place you want your film to play. Very exciting no doubt. Now imagine finally getting there and the only existing print of your film has suddenly vanished hours before their screening. Horrifying to say the least. This is the dilemma that befalls the cast and crew of the film “Hearts and Cash” in director Hannah Rosner’s first feature film, the amusing comedy Park City.
When thinking about “coming of age” films the first ones that come to mind might be a John Hughes film or Rob Reiner’s Stand By Me. Perhaps American Pie is more to your liking. Not to be forgotten there’s Stoker, The Apu Trilogy, City of God, Running on Empty, The Squid and the Whale and Flirting, just to name a few. The “coming of age” genre typically follows young protagonists, usually teenagers, as they make that awkward transition from puberty to adulthood.
With the resounding success of the world’s first mega-blockbuster, Steven Spielberg’s classic Jaws, the mid-to-late seventies were inundated with the “When Animals Attack” genre. Within a span of four years more than a dozen films were released where nature struck