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The visitor [videorecording] / Groundswell Productions ; Next Wednesday Productions ; Participant Productions ; produced by Michael London, Mary Jane Skalski, Jeff Skoll ; written by Thomas McCarthy ; directed by Thomas McCarthy.

London, Michael. (Added Author). Skalski, Mary Jane. (Added Author). Skoll, Jeff. (Added Author). McCarthy, Thomas. (Added Author). Jenkins, Richard, 1947- (Added Author). Sleiman, Haaz. (Added Author). Gurira, Danai. (Added Author). Abbass, Hiam. (Added Author). Groundswell Productions. (Added Author). Next Wednesday (Firm) (Added Author). Participant Productions. (Added Author). Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc. (Added Author). Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 8 of 10 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Union County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cook Memorial Library - La Grande .

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0 current holds with 10 total copies.

Summary:

Walter Vale is a widower who teaches economics at a Connecticut university. He lives alone and is no longer motivated by his work. In New York to present a paper at a conference, he goes to the apartment that he has not visited in some time, but has kept since his wife was alive, only to discover a young couple living there. Despite their great cultural differences, Walter befriends Tarek, a Syrian citizen and drummer, and gradually builds a friendship with Esi, his girlfriend from Senegal. One day, when returning from Central Park with Walter, Tarek is arrested for jumping a stuck subway turnstile, despite the fact that he had paid. The police discover he does not have legal papers and transfer him to an immigrant detention center in Queens. Feeling responsible for and connected to Tarek, Walter decides to stay in New York to help and support him. Not hearing from her son, Tarek's mother arrives from Michigan to find out why, and she and Walter support one another while they attempt to free Tarek.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande DVD VIS (Text) 35178001798027 Video DVD Branch_Only_3months 02/13/2020 Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, c2008.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Special features: Playing the Djembe; "The visitor: an inside look" featurette; audio commentary with director Tom McCarthy and actor Richard Jenkins; deleted scenes.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Oliver Bokelberg ; editor, Tom McArdle ; music, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek ; costume designer, Melissa Toth ; production designer, John Paino.
Participant or Performer Note:
Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass.
Summary, etc.:
Walter Vale is a widower who teaches economics at a Connecticut university. He lives alone and is no longer motivated by his work. In New York to present a paper at a conference, he goes to the apartment that he has not visited in some time, but has kept since his wife was alive, only to discover a young couple living there. Despite their great cultural differences, Walter befriends Tarek, a Syrian citizen and drummer, and gradually builds a friendship with Esi, his girlfriend from Senegal. One day, when returning from Central Park with Walter, Tarek is arrested for jumping a stuck subway turnstile, despite the fact that he had paid. The police discover he does not have legal papers and transfer him to an immigrant detention center in Queens. Feeling responsible for and connected to Tarek, Walter decides to stay in New York to help and support him. Not hearing from her son, Tarek's mother arrives from Michigan to find out why, and she and Walter support one another while they attempt to free Tarek.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief strong language.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital surround 5.1.
Language Note:
English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Subject: College teachers > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Widowers > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Illegal aliens > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Deportation > United States > Drama.
New York (N.Y.) > Drama.
Genre: Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD-Video discs.
Independent films.
Melodrama > Feature.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Feature films.

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