Security, Colorado (2001)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Karen (Karen Felber) has recently moved from Boulder to Security, CO, to be closer to her boyfriend Paul (Paul Schneider). He helps get her a job working at a music/video store. She also writes short stories. Something is missing from Karen's life, and though she doesn't say much, she seems to resent the time Paul spends with his drinking buddies Christof (Christof Gebert, who also did sound for the production) and Jeanette (Jeanette Hohman). Karen seems distracted and dissatisfied in general. One day at work, she chases down a shoplifter, Tiffany (Tiffany Eddy), and gets the stolen merchandise back. A few days later, she runs into Tiffany in the park and strikes up a conversation. Karen becomes a little obsessed with Tiffany. She starts stealing from work herself and tries to get Tiffany a job there. Karen tells Paul she needs some time to herself, and he has a lot of trouble accepting it. Gradually, Karen's life in Security begins to unravel. Shot on video, Security, Colorado was produced, written, and directed by Andrew Gillis. It was officially the 24th film to be completed under the Dogme 95 constraints. Gillis, Schneider, and Gebert went on to work with director David Gordon Green on his debut feature, George Washington. Schneider later starred in Green's second film, All the Real Girls.

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boyfriend, break-up [romantic], friendship, shoplifting, writer