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Cast: Jessica Chastain, Bruce Campbell, Mila Kunis, Zach Braff, Henry Hopper, James Franco
One man, one life. A thousand memories. Based on Pulitzer Prize-Winning poet CK Williams’ TAR collection, The Color of Time is a poetic expression of CK’s life, written and directed by twelve filmmakers from New York University. The film takes a journey through several decades of American life, from CK’s childhood and adolescence in Detroit in the 1940s and 50s to the early 1980s. CK (Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award Winner and Academy Award Nominee James Franco) and his wife Catherine (Golden Globe Nominee Mila Kunis) are married with a son. CK spends his nights struggling to write new poems and haunted by memories of his past. As CK drives to a reading in New York City, he remembers central moments of his life and we come to experience and understand both his relationship to love and loss, and how he found his calling as a poet through the women in his life.
"The Color of Time" is based on Pulitzer prize-winning poet CK Williams' collection of the same name. The film takes of 11 of his poems and uses them to take us through CK Williams' life. The film takes us through several decades of his life, it ranges from the 40's to the 80's when he is married and has a son.
This in not going to be a film for everyone because it cannot be summed up just a drama/romance. Those out there that know of Williams' work will be the ones that enjoy the film the most.I found the film to be engaging and very interesting, since I knew very little about the man's work it really opened my eyes to his talents.
I liked the way his poems were used o tell his story and that there were twelve filmmakers from New York University used. The story at times seems a bit disjointed but it never seems to matter. Another thing I really liked about the film was the cast, Jessica Chastain, Bruce Campbell, Mila Kunis, Zach Braff, Henry Hopper and James Franco all give wonderful performances.
"The Color of Time" is not going to be a film for everyone but I highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in Williams' life and work. Available on DVD now, you can order it HERE.
Release by Anchor Bay Entertainment
*** 1/2 Out Of *****