THE HOURS AND TIMES
1991, Oscilloscope Laboratories, 57 min, USA, Dir: Christopher Munch

Christopher Munch’s boldly original debut is a fictional account of what might have happened in April 1963, when John Lennon and Beatles manager Brian Epstein traveled to Barcelona for an extended weekend getaway. In the four days they spend together, the suave Epstein (David Angus) and the provocative Lennon (Ian Hart, in his first starring role) reflect on their lives, both private and professional, as they explore the unique bond they share. Munch’s sparse and intimate narrative, captured with exquisite black-and-white cinematography, is a thoughtful meditation on friendship and sexuality, crafted around a brief moment in the lives of two extremely well-known pop figures.


THE SLEEPY TIME GAL
2001, 108 min, USA, Dir: Christopher Munch

A Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize nominee, this haunting indie gem about missed opportunities stars Jacqueline Bisset as a woman nearing the end of her life and Martha Plimpton as the daughter she had given up for adoption. Costarring Nick Stahl, Amy Madigan and Seymour Cassel. “Munch's screenplay is tenderly observant of his characters. He watches them as they float within the seas of their personalities. … His people are all stuck with who they are and speak in thoughtful, well-considered words, as if afraid of being misquoted by destiny.” – Roger Ebert.


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