Particles of Truth

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Particles of Truth
Directed by Jennifer Elster
Produced by Jennifer Elster
Written by Jennifer Elster
Starring Jennifer Elster
Gale Harold
Music by Mark Wike
Cinematography Toshiro Yamaguchi
Edited by Ron Len
Distributed by Hart Sharp Video
Release date
  • 2003 (2003)
Running time
101 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Particles of Truth is a 2003 low-budget independent film directed, written by and starring Jennifer Elster, with Gale Harold. The film was released on July 26, 2005 by Hart Sharp Video. It premiered in the Tribeca Film Festival in 2003.


The film follows the lives of 10 dysfunctional individuals for 48 hours before the grand opening of an art show, focusing particularly on one dysfunctional couple played by Elster and Harold.

When this couple (Lili and Morrison) kiss for the first time, Lili goes into his bathroom and has flashbacks of her mother and realizes that she is not ready for a relationship. The film concludes that only with closure of her past, can she commit to a healthy relationship in the future.


Actor Role
Jennifer Elster Lilli Black
Gale Harold Morrison Wiley
Alan Samulski Johnny
Susan Floyd Louise
Michael Laurence Charles
Richard Wilkinson Will
Elizabeth Van Meter Flora
Mark Margolis Grandpa Black
Leslie Lyles Mrs. Wiley
Larry Pine Mr. Wiley


It competed in the narrative section of the IFP/Los Angeles Film Festival. The film continued to screen at film festivals nationally and internationally during 2003 and 2004.

In 2003, it won the Austin Film Festival Jury Award for Best Feature and in 2004, it won the Best High Definition Feature Film at the HD Fest.[1] It mostly has favorable reviews. The Los Angeles Times noted that "The images of 'Particle of Truth' are so sharp and cut so deep. It's as if its writer-producer-director Jennifer Elster made them with a scalpel.'[2] Other positive comments include "standout performances...its damn fine," and "NY indie airily pulls off what Hollywood mightily strives for--believable romantic comedy".[3]

Production notes[edit]

Viagra was misspelled intentionally for the film, this having to do with the cost of obtaining the right to use its name.[4]

DVD release[edit]

Particles of Truth was released on DVD in 2005.


  1. ^ "Festivals". Archived from the original on 2007-07-01. Retrieved 2007-06-19.  List of Film Festivals
  2. ^ "The ultimate rock fan". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 10 April 2018. 
  3. ^ "Reviews". Archived from the original on 2007-07-01. Retrieved 2007-06-19.  Reviews
  4. ^ Mentioned in the DVD commentary.

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