Jack Goes Boating
With Bob Glaudini (playwright and screenwriter), Beth O’Neill (producer), Brian Kates (editor), Therese DePrez (production designer), Mott Hupfel (director of photography), Curtis Smith (first assistant director), Avy Kaufman (casting director), and Peter Saraf (producer) in person
Dir. Philip Seymour Hoffman. 2010, 89 mins. 35mm. With Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Ryan, John Ortiz, Daphne Rubin-Vega. For his impressive directorial debut, Hoffman adapted this lovely, affecting play produced by the off-Broadway Labyrinth Theater Company (where he served as Artistic Director). In the story of a quartet of working-class New Yorkers, Hoffman is a loner limo driver who enters a tentative romance. “There’s a dreamy aspect to the film,” said Hoffman. “It’s really emotional; it’s not analytical. These people are being pulled by their emotional life. Whether it’s a psychic pain or a true desire and hope for something else, they’re all looking to be relieved of whatever burden they’ve been carrying…that’s the journey we take with them.”
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