4.5/10
10
2 user 1 critic

Rehearsals (2012)

Rehearsals is an experimental documentary where fly-on-the-wall footage of sixteen aspiring actresses living in NYC has been crafted into a visual poem depicting a day in the life of one ... See full summary »

Director:

Cody Clarke
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Ramekin (2018)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A college girl is terrorized by a ramekin.

Director: Cody Clarke
Stars: Ellie Aaron, Cody Clarke, Ada Hall
Mute Date (2019)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In the year 2020, a man and a woman go on a blind date in order to beta test a groundbreaking new technology.

Director: Cody Clarke
Stars: Cody Clarke, Anna Fikhman, Elise Edwards
Bed I (2019)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A couple spends an entire day in bed together.

Director: Cody Clarke
Stars: Chloe Castiglioni, Cody Clarke
Shredder (2011)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Travis, a high school senior, spends his spare moments fiddling around on guitar, writing silly songs to amuse girls. One night, he overhears a virtuoso, and is awakened to the instrument's... See full summary »

Director: Cody Clarke
Stars: Ellie Aaron, Jillene Anzanetta, Emelia Benoit-Lavelle
The DVD (2019)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

An interactive horror experience in which viewers explore the contents of a DVD and unravel a harrowing story along the way.

Director: Cody Clarke
Stars: Paris Andersen, Chloe Castiglioni, Cody Clarke
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Ellie Aaron Ellie Aaron ... Herself
Jillene Anzanetta Jillene Anzanetta ... Herself
Maya Azbel Maya Azbel ... Herself
Emelia Benoit-Lavelle ... Herself
Trine Boode-Petersen Trine Boode-Petersen ... Herself
Cody Clarke Cody Clarke ... Himself
Tonianne Druckman Tonianne Druckman ... Herself
Marguerite Einhorn Marguerite Einhorn ... Herself
Anna Fikhman ... Herself
Maya Gilbert Maya Gilbert ... Herself
Brooke Ivy Prussin Brooke Ivy Prussin ... Herself
Kristina Karyakina Kristina Karyakina ... Herself
Zelda Knapp Zelda Knapp ... Herself
Merrin Lazyan Merrin Lazyan ... Herself
Danielle Lenore Danielle Lenore ... Herself
Edit

Storyline

Rehearsals is an experimental documentary where fly-on-the-wall footage of sixteen aspiring actresses living in NYC has been crafted into a visual poem depicting a day in the life of one aspiring actress - each of them 'playing' a different aspect of her just by being themselves, and giving her life just by living their own lives. Through this unconventional approach, Cody Clarke has composed an entrancing ode to the beauty and the pain of our daily repetitions - the 'rehearsals' we go through as we wait for our 'role' in life. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A day in the life of an aspiring actress.

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 2012 (USA) See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$100 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kill The Lion Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shot over the course of nearly eight months. The first shoot was on February 3rd, 2012, and the last was on September 23rd, 2012. There were a total of 27 shooting days. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ramekin (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
Written by Jimmy Cox
Performed by Maya Azbel
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A series of rehearsals for unreality
13 April 2015 | by georgebobolinkSee all my reviews

Rehearsals is a hard one to categorize. A long series of mostly static shots focusing on a succession of actresses, it attempts to draw the viewer in by reflecting on a series of minutia that surround their daily rituals and routines. The film is told mostly in silence, with the first instance of speaking arriving nearly at the film's halfway point.

Rehearsal's narrative as explained in the synopsis never really comes into focus. The 16 actresses never coalesce into a single character, or even an amalgamated one. Instead there's the distinct feelings of 16 different women doing their natural routines, such as sleeping, texting, primping, eating, worrying, drawing, etc.

We're invited to observe, watching these rituals and tasks with fresh eyes and read into each character through mostly their settings and behavior rather than any narrative momentum. It can be wearying, but surprisingly revelatory-- one woman making her bed is awash in fascinating little details that allow you to read a history in simply her room and methods, while another woman attending her nails and her dog is understated in its gentleness.

I won't lie and say that the movie is a thrill ride by any means. This is probably the most esoteric porn I've ever seen. Clarke both fetishizes each actress in pieces-- breasts, legs, hinder-- and then reconnects them into distinctly unsexual poses. This is contrasted to their mutual desire to become actresses, a glamorous profession distinctly unreal compared to their frustrated daily lives.

The women in this film aren't lonely, per se, but distinctly alone. Despite the multitude of actresses, that and a sense of ambition does permeate most, as well as the feeling of impatience. Rehearsals may be an unsuccessful experiment and is definitely not for anyone with a twitchy attention span, but for viewers who like to lap up subtleties told with an expressive lens, it's an intriguing treat.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed