Apart From That
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Apart From That
With their American indie drama Apart From That, tyronic directors Jennifer Shainin and Randy Walker interweave a trio of everyday tales concerning five characters, set against the backdrop of a Washington State small town. Walker and Shainin more or less devote equal time to each subplot, yet all provide fleeting glimpses of additional lives in the community and hints of the stories lingering behind visible fašades. In the first thread, Ulla, a young hairdresser-in-training, rents a room from octogenarian Peggy (Alice Ellingson) who is saddled with an odd quirk: she habitually calls the… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If you're receptive to its challenge, you'll find little miracles from start to finish."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"Most of the acting is done with a sort of brilliant perfection not usually seen with a group of mostly first-time actors... a film as real and honest as that of an old Cassavetes film."
‑ Michael Ferraro, Film Threat
"An original and resonant feature debut by co-directors-writers-editors Randy Walker and Jennifer Shainin."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"The indie feature works well on several levels, but as it tries to capture the characters' everyday lives, Apart From That gets bogged down in minutiae."
‑ Christine N. Ziemba, Paste Magazine
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