This lush epic tells a timeless story of love and succession, as the heir to a banking dynasty in northeastern China is called upon to sacrifice personal happiness to guide his family through the tumultuous turn of the 20th century.
A married couple reels off into separate byways of grief after the death of their child in this beautifully acted, carefully observed and consistently unexpected exploration of loss and endurance from actor-turned–writer/director Orser, playing opposite real-life wife Jeanne Tripplehorn.
Beautifully attuned to the cycles of nature and the transcendent power of the written word, this warm portrait of Beat poet Gary Snyder and his cantankerous compadre Jim Harrison intertwines Bay Area bohemia, Zen Buddhism and musings on ecology and spirituality with the complex simplicity of a perfectly crafted stanza.
A talented, out-of-work Manhattan actor being supported by his stern wife gets more than he bargained for when he meets an ambitious but vapid young temptress. This cutting satire mercilessly skewers the ruthless politics and utter loss of dignity that often goes hand in hand with art.