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The Royal Road (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | 30 October 2015 (USA)
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A cinematic essay in defense of remembering, The Royal Road offers up a primer on the Spanish colonization of California and the Mexican American War alongside intimate reflections on ... See full summary »

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Jenni Olson
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Tony Kushner ... (archive sound)
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A cinematic essay in defense of remembering, The Royal Road offers up a primer on the Spanish colonization of California and the Mexican American War alongside intimate reflections on nostalgia, butch identity, the pursuit of unavailable women and Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo - all against a contemplative backdrop of 16mm urban California landscapes, and featuring a voiceover cameo by Tony Kushner. Deceptively simple California urban landscapes serve as the framework for the film's lyrically written voiceover which combines rigorous historical research with a stream-of-consciousness personal monologue and relates these seemingly disparate stories from an intimate, colloquial perspective to tell a one-of-a-kind California tale. Shot on 16mm film and contemplatively crafted of long takes, The Royal Road is a film about landscapes and desire, memory and history - and the stories we tell. Written by Jenni Olson

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Królewski szlak See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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$72,000 (estimated)
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Jenni Olson: In the same way that outdoorsy people experience feelings of calm and wholeness from spending time in nature, there are also those of us who discover a profound serenity in the man-made environment of yesterday.
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References Roman Holiday (1953) See more »

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