Local Color (film)

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Local Color
Theatrical release poster
Directed by George Gallo
Produced by Jimmy Evangelatos
Julie Gallo
David Sosna
Written by George Gallo
Starring Armin Mueller-Stahl
Trevor Morgan
Ray Liotta
Charles Durning
Samantha Mathis
Music by Chris Boardman
Cinematography Michael Negrin
Edited by Malcolm Campbell
Distributed by monterey media (U.S.)
Release dates
  • April 29, 2006 (2006-04-29) (Tribeca Film Festival)
  • September 19, 2008 (2008-09-19) (United States)
Running time
107 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Local Color is a 2006 American drama film. Directed by George Gallo, starring Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ray Liotta and Trevor Morgan in the lead role. It is based on a true story, that of the director/writer's experience when he was 18. The character of Nikolai Serov was based on George Cherepov, to whom Gallo had been an apprentice in the 1970s.[1]

Gallo also painted all of the oil paintings in this movie, having "cleaned out his whole garage" of his paintings. In particular, the paintings that John (Trevor Morgan) showed to Serov (Armin Mueller-Stahl) when asking him for advice in the beginning of the movie were the exact paintings that Gallo as a teenager had showed Cherepov.

Although the film was based in New York and Pennsylvania, the film was actually shot in various locations in Louisiana in and around New Orleans, Covington and Baton Rouge. Production began in July 2005. The company stayed in two different hotels to avoid delays driving from New Orleans to a nearby location at the end of the schedule thus able to wrap production only 8 days before Hurricane Katrina without interruption.



  1. ^ "Cincinnati World Cinema : Local Color". Cincinnati World Cinema. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 

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