****WINNER- BERLINALE - GOLDEN BEAR AWARD****
Written and Directed by GEORGE GALLO ("Midnight Run," "Wise Guys," "29th Street," "Homeland Security," "Middle Men," "Columbus Circle")
Starring ARMIN MUELLER-STAHL
"Filmmaker George Gallo has reached into his soul to make this deeply heartfelt story. Local Color is funny, angry and totally human with resonance for everyone who dares to dream." NY Daily News
"Powerful, heartfelt and nostalgic, a very absorbing film." Jeffrey Lyons
"A deeply felt movie about pursuing your passion in life. Armin Mueller-Stahl is magnificent and young Trevor Morgan matches him step for step." Leonard Maltin, Entertainment Tonight.
A renowned artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974, when he befriended an elderly, alcoholic -- yet genius painter who has turned his back not only on art, but on life.
As a student he wants to learn all the secrets the master has locked away inside his head and heart. But time has not been kind to the old master, and his life and work have lost their meaning.
Over the course of the summer, the student's enthusiasm and innocence rekindles the master's artistic passion ~a tenuous relationship forms between the student and master. Together, they give one another a priceless gift. The student learns to see the world through the eyes of an artist, while the master remembers how to see past the ugliness in life and once again embrace the beauty.
Winner: Berlinale Golden Bear Award - Armin Mueller-Stahl
Winner: Best Director: Sedona International Film Festival
Official Selection: Tribeca International Film Festival
Winner: Best Screenplay, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Winner: Best Cinematography, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Winner: Star on The Horizon, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Winner: Renaissance Award, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Winner: Discovery Film Award, Sedona International Film Festival