Three Bewildered People in the Night

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Three Bewildered People in the Night
Directed by Gregg Araki
Produced by Gregg Araki
Written by Gregg Araki
Starring Darcy Marta
John Lacques
Mark Howell
Cinematography Gregg Araki
Edited by Gregg Araki
Release date
  • August 11, 1987 (1987-08-11) (Locarno)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $5,000

Three Bewildered People in the Night is a 1987 American drama film directed by Gregg Araki. The film follows three characters through the dissolution of a heterosexual relationship and the possible beginning of a gay one.


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]


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


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]


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


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


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

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