Three Bewildered People in the Night

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Three Bewildered People in the Night
Directed byGregg Araki
Produced byGregg Araki
Written byGregg Araki
StarringDarcy Marta
John Lacques
Mark Howell
CinematographyGregg Araki
Edited byGregg Araki
Release date
  • August 11, 1987 (1987-08-11) (Locarno)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$5,000

Three Bewildered People in the Night is a 1987 American drama film directed by Gregg Araki and starring Darcy Marta, John Lacques, and Mark Howell. The film follows three characters through the dissolution of a heterosexual relationship and the possible beginning of a gay one.

Premise[edit]

The film revolves around Alicia, a video artist, her live-in boyfriend Craig, a journalist and frustrated actor, and David, Alicia's best friend and a gay performance artist. Through a series of telephone calls and coffee shop conversations, Craig and Alicia split up and Craig and David take tentative steps toward a relationship.[1]

Cast[edit]

  • Darcy Marta as Alicia
  • John Lacques as Craig
  • Mark Howell as David

Production[edit]

Gregg Araki shot Three Bewildered People in the Night on a budget of $5,000. He shot in black and white using a spring-wound Bolex camera. The film is an example of guerrilla filmmaking, with Araki shooting in unauthorized locations without permits.[2]

Reception[edit]

Three Bewildered People in the Night won the Ernest Artaria Award at the 1989 Locarno International Film Festival.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Levy, pp. 467—68
  2. ^ Levy, p. 467

References[edit]

  • Levy, Emanuel (2001). Cinema of Outsiders: The Rise of American Independent Film. NYU Press. ISBN 0-8147-5124-5.

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