Director Alan Rudolph returns to Hollywood with late romcom ‘RAY MEETS HELEN’ featuring Keith Carradine and Sondra Locke, reviewed by The Film Stage. Watch it on VOD platforms today:

Los Angeles, CA – May 23, 2018 – “This effortless, unassuming empathy characterizes the film as a whole: delicate, immensely strange, but filled with a singular Rudolphian magic.” – The Film Stage, Jason Ooi.

After a 15-year hiatus from Hollywood’s silver screen, Alan Rudolph (‘Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle’, ‘Choose Me’, ‘Afterglow’) has returned with ‘RAY MEETS HELEN’, the late romcom following in Rudolph’s previous cinematic footsteps of a lost in time romance, one that indulges “nostalgic for an unlived past” (Ooi).

Rudolph’s ‘RAY MEETS HELEN’ follows a divorced, former Navy boxing champ now struggling at an insurance company, Ray (Keith Carradine) and Helen (Sondra Locke), a bankrupt, California farmer looking for a bank loan, are both suddenly blessed with the good luck of endless free money, allowing the two to separately fantasize and enjoy their newly improved lives. “His flawed characters reflect this alienation to modernity, fatalistically drawn towards each other in expressionistically empty cities populated only by other luckless, lonely ensemble members,” wrote Ooi. He added, ‘RAY MEETS HELEN’ is “genuinely evocative […and] embodies overwhelming loneliness”, yet Rudolph’s film is far from depressing as the “initial aesthetic is uplifted by constant playful banter and punctuated by moments of euphoric transgression, expressionistically conveyed with flurries of superimposition and sound.”

With support from three-time Primetime Emmy Awards winner, Keith David (‘The Thing’, ‘Armageddon’, ‘The Princess and the Frog’), Samantha Mathis (‘American Psycho’, ‘Little Women’), and Academy Award nominee, Jennifer Tilly (‘Bound’, ‘Liar Liar’, ‘Seed of Chucky’), ‘RAY MEETS HELEN’ is the sixth collaboration between Rudolph and Carradine, as well as Locke’s return to Hollywood in almost two decades. “These ellipses, paired with a grand reunion between director and muse, is significant,” glistened Ooi.

‘RAY MEETS HELEN’ just finished up its successful and exclusive theatrical. Watch it today on several VOD platforms:

Producers for ‘RAY MEETS HELEN’ are Ernst “Etchie” Stroh of Moonstone Entertainment, who also produced Rudolph’s Academy Award-nominated feature, ‘AFTERGLOW’, and Steven J. Wolfe (‘500 Days of Summer’) of Sneak Preview Entertainment, with Lesley Ann Warren, Keith Carradine and Sondra Locke as executive producers.

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RAY MEETS HELEN (2017, 100 min.) Directed and written by Alan Rudolph. Editor: Jason Erickson. Cinematography: Spencer Hutchins. Original Music: Shahar Stroh. US, English. Moonstone Entertainment, TriCoast Entertainment.

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Moonstone Entertainment – Moonstone Entertainment is a production, financing and distribution company for theatrical quality films. Moonstone’s Etchie Stroh has produced feature films for a number of internationally renowned filmmakers, including Robert Altman (Cookie’s Fortune), Michael Radford (Dancing At The Blue Iguana), Mike Figgis (Hotel), and Palm d’Or winner Chen Kaige (The Promise).

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