4 TALES OF 2 CITIES groups together four short films set in New York and Los Angeles and directed by performers taking a turn behind the camera. The results are mildly interesting, but none of the four shorts makes a great impact.
The first of the four tales, "Urban Legend," takes place in downtown Manhattan, where a troubled young woman, Annie (Julia Mueller), sits on a park bench and receives unexpected comfort from a homeless woman (Jan Leslie Harding) who claims to be a psychoanalyst. Through their unusual encounter
session, Annie gains a new perspective on her despair, after which the odd woman moves on to coach a basketball player nearby.
The second st...