A gentle, offbeat drama that hails the arrival of a new talent in writer-director Eric Mendelsohn, and bids a poignant farewell to a uniquely gifted actress, the late Madeline Kahn. It's the second day of school in the middle-class New York City suburb of Babylon
(just one burg east of Hal Hartley's Lindenhurst), and as the town anxiously awaits a noontime solar eclipse, the lives of a few of its inhabitants are also about to realign themselves. Sour grade-school teacher Sue Berlin (Barbara Barrie) will pause to consider her miserable life and take a stab
at romance with the school's unhappily married principal, Arthur Gold (Bob Dishy). Arthur's flaky wife, Alice (...