The Reception

2005, Movie, NR, 75 mins

The Reception
John G. Young's claustrophobic second feature deals with many of the same thorny issues — race, class, sex and the insidious power of stereotypes — that drove his remarkably assured debut, PARALLEL SONS (1996). Set in upstate New York in the middle of a snowy winter, it's a chamber piece anchored by embittered, alcoholic, middle-aged Frenchwoman Jeanette (Pamela Holden Stewart), who owns an elegantly restored farmhouse that she shares with Martin (Wayne Lamont Sims), a gay and substantially younger African-American painter. Martin and Jeanette are less than lovers but more than friends; their bond most closely resembles an intense parent-child relationship in which t...
Released: 2005 Rated: NR Length: 75 mins

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