The Reception

John G. Young's claustrophobic second feature deals with many of the same thorny issues — race, class, sex and the insidious power of stereotypes — that drove his remarkably assured debut, PARALLEL SONS (1996). Set in upstate New York in the middle of a snowy winter, it's a chamber piece anchored by embittered, alcoholic, middle-aged Frenchwoman Jeanette...read more

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01:54 — The Reception is a story about love and fear, race and sexuality, truth and compromise, and having the courage to let go. Far away from the complexiti (more…)

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  • Released: 2005
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: John G. Young's claustrophobic second feature deals with many of the same thorny issues — race, class, sex and the insidious power of stereotypes — that drove his remarkably assured debut, PARALLEL SONS (1996). Set in upstate New York in the middle of a sn… (more)

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