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Film info: Gabi on the Roof in July

Film Information

Original Title Gabi on the Roof in July
English Title Gabi on the Roof in July
Director Lawrence Michael Levine
Year 2010
Format HD
Colour Color
Duration 102 min
  • Sophia Takal, Lawrence Michael Levine, Brooke Bloom, Louis Cancelmi, Amy Seimetz
  • Guión: Lawrence Michael Levine, Kate Kirtz
  • Fotografía: Aaron Kovalchik
  • Montaje: Sophia Takal
  • Producción: Sophia Takal


Lawrence Michael Levine directs Gabi on the Roof in July and at the same time plays one of the lead roles, Sam, a young artist struggling to carry on with his life in New York. After his parents’ divorce he welcomes in his apartment her twenty year-old and long-time unmanageable sister Gabi (Sophia Takal, also producer of the film), who is supposedly visiting through the summer. During that time they will begin a phase of encounters and distances in their romances that will work as counterpoints to the problems in their relationship as brothers. With a free and clear style, Levine’s film manages to combine some of the best elements of American independent cinema –flashes of comedy in a low-fi key, a certain Cassavetes-like intention in its light setting, and natural acting performances– into a story that takes the legacy of past decades and transforms it into something refreshingly new.

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