Two films by Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program Professors -- Bomber, produced by Film Assistant Professor and Director of Production Maureen Ryan; and Handsome Harry, directed by Film Professor Bette Gordon and written by Professor Nick Proferes - are available in December on DVD.
Bomber is currently available, and Handsome Harry will be available December 28.
Bomber is a dysfunctional family road trip film shot in the UK and Germany. The film stars Shane Taylor (Band of Brothers), Ben Whitrow (BBC'S Pride and Prejudice, Chicken Run) and Eileen Nicholas (Trainspotting) and is the story of an 83 year-old man who returns to a small town in Germany that he accidentally bombed during World War II. This long-planned journey of atonement turns into a nightmare family road trip with his wife Valerie and 30-year-old son Ross.
The film played in numerous domestic and international film festivals, winning 9 awards including Best Director at the Savannah Film Festival, Best Feature at the San Luis Obispo, Sonoma and Estes Park Film Festivals and the Best Actress Award at the Nashville, Kiev and Bend Film Festivals.
In Handsome Harry, an ex-Navy man carrying out the last wish of a dying shipmate renews contact with old friends to break the code of silence around a mysterious, long-buried crime. The film features Jamey Sheridan, Steve Buscemi, Mariann Mayberry, Aidan Quinn, John Savage, Campbell Scott, Titus Welliver, and Karen Young.
It was an official selection at numerous festivals, including the Atlanta Film Festival, Cleveland Film Festival, Glasgow Film Festival, Sedona Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Santa Fe Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Romania Film Festival (winner), Calgary Film Festival, Cinema Nouveau Montreal, Warsaw International Film Festival, and Savannah Film Festival.