WHAT HAPPENED WAS ..., the feature directing debut of New York film and experimental theater actor Tom Noonan (LAST ACTION HERO, MANHUNTER), is a two-character piece about an uneasy downtown Manhattan encounter which makes for a chilling, illuminating experience. A black comedy of style
and character, the film won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival.
Jackie (Karen Sillas), a secretary in a law firm, lives in a dimly lit loft facing a grim urban landscape. On a Friday night, she is visited for a first "date" by Michael (Tom Noonan), an enigmatic, rather guarded paralegal she knows from work. During...