Sparrows Dance
Sparrows Dance (2013)

When stage fright gets the best of her, a former actress (Marin Ireland) stops leaving her apartment, crippled by fear of the outside world. Living off delivery food and residuals from her acting career, she spends her days watching bad TV… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 23, 2013
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

Given that the opening shot shows the heroine on the toilet, what a nice surprise to find that this is a pure love story, told with elegance and simplicity on a low budget.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

[A] disarmingly offbeat romance ...

Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

Sparrows Dance unfolds like a play with its emotion projected through cadence, carefully written words, and an excitingly raw series of expressive body language.

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Ronnie Scheib

Sparks' oddball, self-deprecatory charm and Ireland's uncertainties play off each other nicely as their eclectic tastes mesh; both characters are thrilled at finding someone who accepts and even welcomes the other's peculiarities.

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Jesse Hassenger
AV Club

Basically a two-hander, Sparrows Dance could be easily adapted for the stage, but writer-director Noah Buschel uses plenty of cinematic tools to fancy up his simple story.

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Brandon Judell

Masterful in its silences,writer/director Noah Buschel's Sparrows Dance begins almost as a tribute to Chantal Akerman's masterpiece, Jeanne Dielman, 23 Qual du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, the difference mainly being a dissimilar choice of heroines.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Marin Ireland and Paul Sparks deliver terrific performances in this charmingly quirky love story.

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Robin Migdol
Village Voice

Something special is hidden here.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

An agoraphobic meets a plumber, a dreary prospect with even drearier results.

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