- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 18 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 30, 2004
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: New Video Group
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Stereo - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Filmmaker Statement
- Never-Before-Seen Scenes
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Biographies: Michel Negroponte - Director
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Los Angeles Times - 09/08/1995
"...Beguiling....An illuminating, beautifully wrought film of charm, humor and unexpected emotional impact..."
This acclaimed documentary chronicles two years in the life of Maggie Cogan, an enigmatic homeless woman who lives in Central Park with her many dogs and claims to be actor Robert Ryan's daughter and wife to the Roman god Jupiter. Utilizing personal narration, archival footage, and interviews with acquaintances, director Michel Negroponte's mesmerizing unraveling of the truths behind Maggie's stories offers poignant insight into the mind of a woman struggling for both physical and emotional survival. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
This documentary takes a close look at someone we might easily pass by or try to ignore -- a homeless person on the streets of New York.
The fascinating 40-something Maggie has many a tale to tell: she claims she's actor Robert Ryan's daughter and she insists her husband is the Roman god, Jupiter. These and other stories sent director Michel Negroponte and his crew on an over two-year search for the truth about this woman... a truth that turns out to be as fascinating as any of Maggie's fictions.
Character Study |
Mental Illness |
Social Issues |