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The Resource Children of invention, Impact Partners and Sasquatch Films present ; a production by Syncopated Films ; in association with the Complications ; written and directed by Tze Chun ; produced by Mynette Louie ; producer, Trevor Sagan

Children of invention, Impact Partners and Sasquatch Films present ; a production by Syncopated Films ; in association with the Complications ; written and directed by Tze Chun ; produced by Mynette Louie ; producer, Trevor Sagan

Label
Children of invention
Title
Children of invention
Statement of responsibility
Impact Partners and Sasquatch Films present ; a production by Syncopated Films ; in association with the Complications ; written and directed by Tze Chun ; produced by Mynette Louie ; producer, Trevor Sagan
Title variation
Windowbreaker
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After being evicted, hardworking single mom Elaine Cheng tries to maintain a normal life for her children, Raymond and Tina. They squat in a Boston apartment as Elaine juggles a number of jobs, including working for a questionable pyramid scheme. When Elaine doesn't return home one night, nobody knows the kids are home alone, and they are left to fend for themselves. Raymond, a budding inventor, realizes he needs to come up with a plan to take care of his little sister
Awards note
Official selection, 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Grand jury prize, Boston Independent, Los Angeles Asian Pacific American, Newport international, and San Diego Asian Film Festivals; Emerging Filmmaker Award, Hawaii International Film Festival; Winner, Special Jury Prize, San Francisco International Asian American, Nashville, Sarasota, and Indie Memphis Film Festivals; Visionary Award, Austin Asian American Film Festival.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Chris Teague ; edited by Anna Boden ; original music by T. Griffin
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated. ["Both CHILDREN OF INVENTION and WINDOWBREAKER are not rated by the MPAA ... neither film contains foul language, violence, nudity, or sexual situations, and are therefore suitable for viewing by young children ... We believe that the films would have a PG rating."--Publisher's website]
PerformerNote
Cindy Cheung, Michael Chen, Crystal Chiu
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1970-
  • 1997-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chun, Tze
  • Cheung, Cindy
  • Chen, Michael
  • Chiu, Crystal
  • Griffin, T
  • Syncopated Films (Firm)
  • Complications (Firm)
  • Impact Partners (Firm)
  • Sasquatch Films (Firm)
Runtime
86
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Single mothers
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Inventors
  • Disappeared persons
  • Squatters
  • Asian Americans
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • Asian Americans
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Disappeared persons
  • Inventors
  • Single mothers
  • Squatters
  • Massachusetts
Technique
live action
Label
Children of invention, Impact Partners and Sasquatch Films present ; a production by Syncopated Films ; in association with the Complications ; written and directed by Tze Chun ; produced by Mynette Louie ; producer, Trevor Sagan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2009
  • Bonus features: 'Windowbreaker" short film by Tze Chun; cast & crew commentaries; cast interviews; deleted scenes, audition tapes; theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn641709012
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Deluxe collector's ed. ; widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (86 min.)
Isbn
9780615338361
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
634479997655
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
IBZ-DV-9765
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD ; widescreen (16:9) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; 2.0 stereo, NTSC
Terms governing use
Deluxe collector's edition: "This version of the DVD is for educational use in the classroom or for public and institutional library collections. Restricted to classroom viewings specifically connected to a teaching/learning activity in which all viewers (teacher and students) are involved, or to library loans to individuals for home viewing. Does not include public performance rights."--Film website.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Children of invention, Impact Partners and Sasquatch Films present ; a production by Syncopated Films ; in association with the Complications ; written and directed by Tze Chun ; produced by Mynette Louie ; producer, Trevor Sagan
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2009
  • Bonus features: 'Windowbreaker" short film by Tze Chun; cast & crew commentaries; cast interviews; deleted scenes, audition tapes; theatrical trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn641709012
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Deluxe collector's ed. ; widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (86 min.)
Isbn
9780615338361
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
634479997655
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
IBZ-DV-9765
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD ; widescreen (16:9) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; 2.0 stereo, NTSC
Terms governing use
Deluxe collector's edition: "This version of the DVD is for educational use in the classroom or for public and institutional library collections. Restricted to classroom viewings specifically connected to a teaching/learning activity in which all viewers (teacher and students) are involved, or to library loans to individuals for home viewing. Does not include public performance rights."--Film website.
Video recording format
DVD

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