Charlotte Sometimes (film)
|Directed by||Eric Byler|
|Produced by||Eric Byler|
|Written by||Eric Byler|
|Music by||Michael Brook|
Charlotte Sometimes is a 2002 film written, directed, and produced by Eric Byler.
The film is a "mysterious and erotic" romance, exploring the kinds of love for which there are no names or clear arrangements.
Michael (Michael Idemoto) is a reclusive auto mechanic captivated by a woman known as Charlotte or Darcy (Jacqueline Kim). She is an enigmatic drifter. Lori (Eugenia Yuan) is Michael’s tenant and best friend. Lori has a live-in boyfriend, Justin (Matt Westmore), but may hold the key to Michael’s heart.
When the two women in Michael’s life meet face to face, Michael is forced to choose between a daring tryst with an alluring stranger, and the habitual comfort of his bittersweet obsession.
- Michael Idemoto - Michael
- Eugenia Yuan - Lori
- Matt Westmore - Justin
- Jacqueline Kim - Charlotte/Darcy
- Kimberly-Rose Wolter - Kakela
- Shizuko Hoshi – Aunt
Awards and nominations
- Won the Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival
- Won Best Picture at the San Diego Asian Film Festival
- Won the Special Jury Prize at the Florida International Film Festival
- Nominated for two 2003 Independent Spirit Awards: The John Cassavetes Award (Best First Feature under $500,000), and Best Supporting Female (Jacqueline Kim)
- Featured in the 2003 Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival. After the film's showing, he interviewed director Byler, executive producer John Bard Manulis, and cast members Idemoto and Kim
Cody ChesnuTT appears as himself in the film, performing on stage, and several of his songs are featured in the soundtrack.
- IMDb: "Charlotte Sometimes (2002). Trivia." Accessed 24 September 2016.
- Penelope Farmer: „The Cure(d).“ In: Granny p’s rockpool in the kitchen. Blog, 9 June 2007. Accessed 24 September 2016.
- "Charlotte Sometimes press room Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.". Retrieved 2007-01-26.
- "Spirit Award listings Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.". Retrieved 2007-01-25.
- "Roger Ebert Moderated Q&A". Charlotte Sometimes DVD bonus feature.