SEDUCING CHARLIE BARKER

Official website of the award-winning film by Amy Glazer

"It's a party, Charlie, it's a party."

Tossing aside his best friend, his wife, his career and his sanity, out-of-work actor Charlie pursues his own self-destruction at the hands of modern-day succubus Clea. A fierce contemporary comedy, Seducing Charlie Barker presents the distortions of contemporary culture as the poisonous sea we all live in, emasculating men, demeaning women and leaving us all wondering...

HOW IS THAT SURREAL?



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"Written by the exceptional Theresa Rebeck, [Seducing Charlie Barker is] a modern-day morality tale about popular culture, power, politics and human drama. It's fierce, edgy, raw and scathing, very language-driven, and it owes a debt to my great regard for John Cassavetes."
-- Amy Glazer, Director

 

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"Woody Allen's got nothing on Amy Glazer. Heartbreakingly funny and filled with ironic and informal discussions about life, Glazer's Seducing Charlie Barker borrows Allen's techniques and themes in sexuality, psychology, and whip-smart dialogue."
-- Rachael Lipsetts, MediumRareTV

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CAST & CREW

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Because this experience began as a play, most of the cast had already spent months developing their roles. And with Daphne and Heather, who had worked with me on the West Coast premiere, I'd already developed a short-hand for working, making the filming process second nature."
-- Amy Glazer, Director


CAST



DAPHNE ZUNIGA
Stella
Daphne was recently photographer Jo Reynolds on the CW's remake of Melrose Place. She can also be seen in a recurring role on the CW's One Tree Hill as Victoria Davis, Brooke's nasty mother. Last fall she co-produced and starred...

HEATHER GORDON
Clea
Heather Gordon is a Bay Area native who has been acting professionally in theatre since she was 11. She recently received her Masters degree in Acting at the American Repertory Theater/MXAT Institute at Harvard University. She has performed in...

PAMELA GAYE WALKER
Fiona
Pamela is a 25-year veteran of theatre, television, and film having spent most of her career in Chicago. She attended the University of Notre Dame and Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre Conservatory in New York. As a producer...

STEPHEN BARKER TURNER
Charlie
Stephen Barker Turner originated the role of "Charlie" in Theresa Rebeck's play The Scene from which Seducing Charlie Barker was adapted at the 2006 Humana Festival for New American Plays, where he had created...

DAVID WILSON BARNES
Lewis
Barnes didn't have to wait long for his first taste of the stage. His father was the drummer for the 60s band The Cascades, making baby Barnes an early road warrior: "My first two years were spent on the road, traveling to shows"...

STEVE CELL
Nick
Steve Cell was born and grew up in the suburbs north of Chicago. He received his actor training at the prestigious Theatre School of DePaul University, formerly the Goodman School of Drama, and currently resides in Los Angeles with...


Much of my crew were former students who had worked with me on my first feature and had come back to support me once again. Therefore, from day one, there was a camaraderie and an ensemble that made the process -- no matter how pressure-filled -- easy, organic, and for me, sublime. Like the name of my production company, the project was bashert... meant to be."
-- Amy Glazer, Director


CREW



AMY GLAZER
Director
Amy Glazer is a theatrical director with a primary focus on new works. She has directed numerous theatrical world, American and West Coast premieres. Ms. Glazer is the Associate Artistic Director at the San Francisco Playhouse. Recent productions...

THERESA REBECK
Screenwriter
Theresa Rebeck is a widely produced playwright throughout the United States and abroad. Past New York productions of her work include Mauritius at the Biltmore Theatre in a Manhattan Theater Club Production; The Water's Edge...

LYNN WEBB
Producer
Coming from a theatre and acting background, Ms. Webb began working in television in the early 90's behind the camera. She started from the ground floor up, as production assistant, production manager, and line producer, and producer of...

MAURICE KANBAR
Executive Producer
Maurice Kanbar is an inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Born and raised in New York City, Maurice resides in San Francisco, California. In 1993, Maurice founded SKYY Vodka, designing both the distinctive cobalt blue bottle...

JIM ORR
Cinematographer
Jim Orr is a 10 time regional Emmy Award recipient with many other industry and film festival awards. He has hundreds of credits and has worked with top industry talent. This past year he has shot many amazing projects from films to television series and pilots. Some highlights include shooting the directorial debuts of...

BRUCE FOWLER
Composer
Bruce Lambourne Fowler is a prominent American trombone player and composer. He notably played trombone on many Frank Zappa records, as well as with Captain Beefheart, and in the Fowler Brothers Band. Currently, he composes and arranges...

RICK LeCOMPTE
Editor
Editor Rick LeCompte has been working professionally in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles for the past 22 years. he worked on NBC's documentary mini-series "Ocean Quest" produced by Guber/Pters and directed by Al Giddings...


SCREENINGS

Seducing Charlie Barker will be screening in the following theaters



December 2-8, 2011

CAMERA CINEMA 3

288 South Second Street
San Jose, CA 95113
408-998-3300


December 2, 2011

LANDMARK'S OPERA PLAZA

601 Van Ness Ave, Suite N
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-267-4893

Q&A scheduled on Dec 2 after the 4:50 and 7pm screenings

Fri-Sat: 12:30 - 2:40 4:50 7:00pm 9:20
Sunday: 12:30 2:40 4:50 7:00pm
Mon-Thurs: 2:40 4:50 7:00pm


December 2, 2011

LIVING ROOM THEATERS

341 SW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97205
971-222-2010


December 2, 2011

ADMIRAL THEATRE

2343 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
206-938-3456


December 2nd & 3rd, 2011

SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER


1118 Fourth Street
San Rafael, CA
415-454-1222


December 7th & 8th, 2011

LANDMARK'S SHATTUCK CINEMA


2230 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
510-464-5980


December 9, 2011

QUAD CINEMA


34 West 13
NY NY 10011
212-255-2243

Q&A will take place after the 7:30 screening on the 9th.

Screening times: 1:10 3:15 5:10 7:30 10:00


December 9, 2011

O CINEMA

90 NW 29th Street
Miami, FL 33127
305-571-9970








FESTIVALS


Discover the festivals where the film has gained exposure



CANADA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL -- Grand Jury Award
April 3, 2011

Edgewater Casino, Stadium Club
Vancouver, British Columbia
Movie Screened at: 7:25pm



BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL -- NYC Cityscape Award
November 5, 2010

Tribeca Cinemas Theater 1, 54 Varick Street
New York, NY
Movie Screened at: 8:45pm



FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL -- Best American Indie
November 4, 2010

Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Movie Screened at: 7:15pm



TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL
October 11, 2010

606 South Fawcett Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
Movie Screened at: 8:45pm



HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
October 12 and October 10, 2010 (2 Screenings)

UA East Hampton Theatre 3, East Hampton, NY 11937
UA East Hampton Theatre 5, East Hampton, NY 11937
Movie Screened at: 11:45am and 10:00pm, respectively



EUGENE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL -- Best Feature Film
October 8, 2010

Regal Cinemas 15, 500 Valley River Center
Eugene, OR 97401
Movie Screened at: 7:00pm



WILLIAMSBURG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL -- Best Actress and Best Screenplay
September 24, 2010

Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Movie Screened at: 9:30pm



NOMADIC TENDENCIES FILM FESTIVAL
September 10, 2010

Muvico Baywalk 20, 151 2nd Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Movie Screened at: 8:00pm



STRASBOURG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL -- Best Script
August 21, 2010

L'Artichaut, 56 Grand Rue
Strasbourg, France 67000
Movie Screened at: 9:00pm



JERSEY SHORE FILM FESTIVAL -- Best Filmmaker Award
July 12, July 10, and July 7, 2010 (3 Screenings)

July 12, 5:00pm -- The Showroom, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
July 10, 9:30pm -- JCC Film Salon, Deal, NJ 07723
July 7, 6:00pm -- Middlebrook Clearview Cinema, Ocean Township, NJ 07712



SEATTLE TRUE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
June 6, 2010

1515 Twelfth Avenue
Seattle, WA
Movie Screened at: 9:15pm



MENDOCINO FILM FESTIVAL
June 5, 2010

Matheson Performing Arts Center
Matheson, CA
Movie Screened at: 8:00pm



CANNES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
May 19 and May 18, 2010 (2 Screenings)

Lerins, Screening Room 2
CIFF Villa, Screening Room 1
Movie Screened at: 9:00pm and 5:00pm, respectively



SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
May 4 and May 2, 2010 (2 Screenings)

Landmarks Clay Theatre, 2261 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Movie Screened at: 6:45pm and 6:30pm, respectively



GENEVA FILM FESTIVAL -- Best Feature, Best Male, and Best Female Performances
April 16, 2010 (2 Screenings)

Mill Race II, 4 East State St, Geneva, IL 60134
Riverside I, 35 North River Ln, Geneva, IL 60134
Movie Screened at: 8:00pm and 3:00pm



SAN DIEGO INDIEFEST
March 27, 2010

Indie Film Stage, 3925 Ohio Street (North of University)
San Diego, CA 92104
Movie Screened at: 7:50pm



THE METHODFEST -- Best Director, Screenplay, & Acting Nominations
March 28 and March 26, 2010 (2 Screenings)

Both Screenings at Regency Agoura Hills 8, Theatre 1
29045 Agoura Hills Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Movie Screened at: 9:30pm and 8:00pm, respectively



PRESS

Read what various media sources have said about the film!



The proverbial 'revelation,' that unexpected truffle that dogged cinephiles hope to unearth at fests, came by way of Amy Glazer's 'Seducing Charlie Barker,' vet theatre and TV writer Theresa Rebeck's adaptation of her play. It's a sad, hilarious, witty and right-on rendering of a talented but unemployed New York actor who, as his own worst enemy, makes all the wrong decisions ... Casting throughout is pitch-perfect, as is the writing, direction and storytelling."
-- Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International



 
Date Source Writer
Nov 27, 2011 Interview with Amy Glazer Chad Jones
Nov 27, 2011 Item on Heather Gordon under "Industry Buzz" Hugh Hart
Nov 23, 2011 Mercury News Jean Bartlett
Nov 22, 2011 The Scene Onscreen Caroline Anderson
Nov 7, 2010 YeTicket Interview @ FLIFF Al McGhee
Nov 4, 2010 Miami New Times Ily Goyanes
Oct 15, 2010 Film Journal Doris Toumarkine
Oct 14, 2010 WVVH-TV HIFF
Sept 17, 2010 Entertainment Weekly On-Line Adrienne Onofri
May 18, 2010 MediumRare TV Film Review Rachael Lipsetts
May 10, 2010 Variety Film Review Dennis Harvey
May 2, 2010 SF360.org Online Magazine Michael Fox
May 2, 2010 San Francisco International Film Festival Release Landon Zakheim
April 27, 2010 Bayflicks.net Online Magazine Lincoln Spector
April 18, 2010 San Francisco Chronicle G. Allen Johnson
Winter 2009 Filmmaker Magazine Mary Glucksman