MacArthur Park

MacArthur Park
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 26 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Arts Alliance Amer
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Surround - English
  • Additional Release Material:
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    • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
    • Audio Commentary: Billy Wirth - Director
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Access
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MACARTHUR PARK is the powerful directorial debut of actor Billy Wirth (THE LOST BOYS, WAR PARTY). Wirth's film was initially intended as a documentary on the homeless drug addicts living in Los Angeles' once-elegant, but now crime-infested, MacArthur Park. While interviewing park residents for the documentary, Wirth learned of a script written by a former playwright-turned-crack-addict, Tyrone Atkins, who had lived in the park but was now serving time in prison. Atkins' manuscript was eventually found and filmed by Wirth as a loosely-disguised biographical fiction centered around park resident and former trumpet player Cody (Thomas Jefferson Byrd), who lost both his career and his family to crack cocaine addiction. Byrd leads a large ensemble that cast includes Ellen Cleghorne, Lori Petty, Miguel Nunez, and real-life rappers Bad Azz, B-Real, and Sticky Fingaz as the park's other drug-addled citizens. The vibrant hip-hop soundtrack--composed by Jane's Addiction's Stephen Perkins and featuring an electrifying cover of "MacArthur Park" by Macy Gray--adds a gritty, authentic vibe to the film's portrayal of drug addiction and broken souls.

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Drug Addiction | Drugs | Jazz Musicians | Los Angeles, California | Theatrical Release | True Story | Urban Crime | Urban Life

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  • Sales Rank: 40,318
  • UPC: 829567021927
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