Adrift in Manhattan (2007)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama, Urban Drama  |   Release Date - Sep 21, 2007 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Adrift in Manhattan, the third feature effort of Hispanic writer/director Alfredo de Villa (Washington Heights, Yellow), intercuts three intensely dramatic stories of life during a cold New York winter, each of which revolves around the concept (and thematic motif) of vision. In the first, an eye doctor grieving from a traumatic loss (Heather Graham) must reexamine her life and priorities; in the second, an artist of advanced age must contend with encroaching blindness -- thus losing the one of his five senses that represents his greatest asset; in the third, a photographer grapples with inner turmoil. De Villa brings these stories together for an unanticipated intersection on a Manhattan subway line, and watches as these individuals -- initially, complete strangers to one another -- help to guide each other through their struggles, pain, and angst. William Baldwin and Erika Michaels co-star.

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vision [eyesight], artist, blindness [physical], doctor, life-changes, life-choices, photographer, priorities