New Release: Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench DVD

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There's music in the air for Desiree Garcia and Jason Palmer in Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench.

Cinema Guild released the acclaimed tap-and-jazz-drenched movie musical Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench on DVD on May 3, 2011.

Writer/director Damien Chazelle’s first feature film tells of young Boston jazz musician Guy (Jason Palmer), a drifter whose only constant in life is his trumpet, and the sensitive but aimless introvert Madeline (Desiree Garca), who immediately takes to Ben’s music. Their growing relationship is cut short, however, when Guy leaves her for a more outgoing love interest. The two separated lovers slowly wind their way back into each other’s lives, through a series of romances and near-romances punctuated by song and dance.

A full-fledged musical that recasts the 1940s MGM tradition in a gritty, verite style (it’s shot in evocative black-and-white), 2009’s Guy and Madeline is currently being “presented” by Stanley Tucci (Easy A) in a limited roll-out in theaters across the country, following a well-received run in film festivals last year.

Described by Variety as “a magical amalgam of Godard, Miles Davis, Morris Engel and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” this independent movie is one we’re very interested in checking out!

The DVD, which carries a suggested retail price of $29.95, includes the following bonus features:

  • audio commentary
  • deleted scenes
  • two featurettes

Here’s the trailer for the film:

 

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.