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Written and directed by George Gallo
Starring  Armin Meuller-Stahl, Trevor Morgan and Samantha Mathis

A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented, but troubled eighteen year old art student befriends an elderly alcoholic genius painter who has turned his back on not only art, but life. The two form, what appears to be at first a tenuous relationship. The kid wants to learn all the secrets the master has locked away inside his head and heart. Time has not been kind to the old master. His life appears pointless to him until the kid rekindles his interest in his work and ultimately gives him the will to live. Together, they give one another a priceless gift. The kid learns to see the world through the master's eyes. And the master learns to see life through the eyes of innocence again. This story is based on a real life experience.





LOCAL COLOR deserves a national release close to awards time. George Gallo is a true artist. Each scene is like a painting come to life. The cast is perfect. Armin Mueller-Stahl adds another brilliant performance to his distinguished career. The slow, relaxed pacing worked in the movie's favor and I never got bored. With stunning cinematography, LOCAL COLOR is a breathtaking and moving cinematic experience.