Day on Fire

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Day on Fire
Directed by Jay Anania
Produced by William Fisch
Larry Rattner
Susan R. Rodgers
Lina Todd
Daniel Sollinger
Written by Jay Anania
Starring Olympia Dukakis
Carmen Chaplin
Martin Donovan
Alyssa Sutherland
Release date
  • 2006 (2006)
Country United states
Language English

Day on Fire is an American film which was produced by Lodestar Entertainment and filmed in New York City and Israel in 2006. It is written and directed by Jay Anania, stars Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis, Carmen Chaplin, Alyssa Sutherland and Martin Donovan and is produced by William Fisch and Larry Rattner. The film was scored by John Medeski with vocals by Judy Kuhn.

Day on Fire was screened at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2006.

Day on Fire tells the story of a singer, a model, an Arab woman journalist, and a physician as they criss-cross New York City over a 12-hour period. Their intersecting lives unfold against the backdrop of a ghastly suicide bombing in Israel, and the strange New York City wanderings of a malevolent Handsome Man, whose predatory intents lend an air of inevitable, horrific violence. Beautifully and hauntingly musical, this thriller also has a political and personal intrigue that mounts inexorably as the sun begins to set on this fateful day. By the time night has fallen in the city, the crossing of these individual fates is sealed. Each of these four women has found their destiny amidst the brutality that the film reveals.

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