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Gardens of the Night is a 2008 drama film, starring Gillian Jacobs, John Malkovich, Ryan Simpkins and Tom Arnold; and directed and written by Damian Harris.
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Categories: 2008 filmsEnglish-language films2000s drama filmsAmerican drama filmsFilms about abductionFilms about prostitutionAmerican films
She and another victim, a young boy named Donnie, are forced into prostitution and pornography. Their clients include men in positions of authority, such as a judge. As a coping mechanism, Donnie and Leslie pretend they are in an imaginary world based on the stories of Mowgli and The Jungle Book. One day, Leslie goes to a convenience store, where it becomes apparent her parents are looking for her because her picture is on milk cartons. However, Leslie doesn’t see the cartons, thus preserving her notion that her parents don’t want her. While Alex is paying for ice cream, the store owner’s wife recognizes her as missing and calls the police. When the police show up at Alex and Frank’s house, they hastily escape with the children.
Almost nine years later, Leslie (Gillian Jacobs) and Donnie (Evan Ross) are living together on the streets of San Diego, prostituting themselves and stealing. As a way for her to be “independent” and get off the streets, a pimp named Cooper (Shiloh Fernandez) tries to convince Leslie to lure a twelve-year-old girl, Monica, living at a youth shelter into prostitution. Meanwhile, Donnie has fallen in love with Leslie, but she’s unsure because, presumably, she’s always just seen him as her brother. She ends up deciding to leave Donnie and goes to the shelter to “turn out” the girl. When Donnie goes looking for Leslie, Cooper tells him she’s left him, devastating him. At the last minute, Leslie decides not to turn out Monica and returns her to the shelter. She tries to go back to Donnie, but finds out he has left town without saying where he was going. Having no other choice, Leslie goes back to the shelter to stay. A counselor there (John Malkovich) discovers Leslie is a missing person and tells her her parents have been looking for her all these years, which she finally realizes is true.
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The film won the 2008 Audience Award at the Lyon Film festival (Lyfe/ Hors-Ecran).
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The approach to lighting design for this space was practical and subtle. Our Wiltshire wall light in bronze casts a warm light over the space, while step lights provide a functional purpose to highlight the split-level deck. Our versatile Pole Light Single 5 often used for pathways, shines light on the barbeque and prep area. A calming, copper water feature has been showcased with our Underwater 5, to become the ultimate evening attention grabber. Accent 5 uplights were installed to draw the eye to the contemporary structure of pleached conifers along the fence line and strategically placed olive trees.
A review in The New York Times states, “Recovery time is recommended after seeing Gardens of the Night, a harrowing, obliquely told story of kidnapping and forced child prostitution that conjures a world entirely populated by predators and prey.”
Gardens at Night draw inspiration from our passion for the outdoors, crafting outdoor lighting products in timeless materials that seamlessly integrate with modern lifestyles.
A review in the New York Observer calls the film “another newfangled kind of horror movie”, going on to say, “It is hard to watch, but worth every sobering moment because of the things you learn about one of life’s most grueling subjects.”
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The film was first screened at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2008, where it was nominated for, but did not win the Golden Bear Award.
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The GAN team recently collaborated with Adam Robinson Design on this small courtyard on Sydney’s lower north shore.
Directed by Damian Harris Produced by Station3 Written by Damian Harris Starring Gillian Jacobs John Malkovich Ryan Simpkins Tom Arnold Jermaine “Scooter” Smith Peta Wilson Kevin Zegers Music by Craig Richey Cinematography Paula Huidobro Edited by Michal Shemesh Distributed by City Lights Pictures Sobini Films VVS Films
Complete with the natural amber light given off by the fire pit, come dusk this space is more inviting and perfectly warmer for a winter barbeque and evening entertainment.
Gillian Jacobs as Leslie Ryan Simpkins as Young Leslie Tom Arnold as Alex Evan Ross as Donnie Jermaine “Scooter” Smith as Young Donnie John Malkovich as Michael Kevin Zegers as Frank Michelle Rodriguez as Lucy Jeremy Sisto as Jimmy Peta Wilson as Sarah Shiloh Fernandez as Cooper Harold Perrineau as Orlando Troy Rubtash as Motel John Raynold Gideon as Judge Feeney Cornelia Guest as Mrs.
Feeney Natalie May as Judge’s Daughter Ben Lin as Pa Alice Lo as Ma Landall Goolsby as Blackberry John Shontea Saldana as Baby Loco Max Van Ville as Surf Kyle Gallner as Rat Boy Angel Lacy as Waitress Evan Peters as Rachel/Brian Carlie Westman as Monica Jeff Swarthout as Gay John Jeff Feringa as Booster Lady Jim Cody Williams as Leslie’s John Alexis Jackson as Mia Raphael Sbarge as Mr.
Whitehead Lisa Akey as Mrs. Whitehead Gracie Sbarge as Gracie Whitehead Ty Simpkins as Dylan Whitehead
Prism Awards: Nominated as Best Feature Film (Mental Health).
Gardens of the Night won the International Critics Jury award at the 2008 Deauville Festival of American Film. It also won the “Coup de Coeur” of the International Competition and the CinéFemme Award at the Mons (Belgium) International Love Film Festival.
Leslie reunites with her parents, along with two siblings born during her absence, and attempts to “return home.” However, she is too traumatized after all she’s been through and cannot remain in such a normal atmosphere. She leaves in the middle of the night and starts to hitchhike, hoping to find Donnie again. Donnie is shown hitchhiking through Florida, the location of an amusement park where he and Leslie, as children, said they would meet if they ever got separated.
Tom Arnold’s performance was praised by many critics including Leslie Felperin of Variety who said “Tom Arnold steals the show”.
Lighting was an essential element to enhance the understated features in this relaxed, entertaining space. Subtle shades of grey in the hardscape materials blend seamlessly and lighting allows the textures of green foliage to pop in this cosy and rustic outdoor space.
The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a rating of 54%. With 13 reviews counted, seven are “Fresh”, or positive, and six are “Rotten” or negative.
February 9, 2008 (2008-02-09) (Germany) October 2, 2008 (2008-10-02) (United Kingdom) November 21, 2008 (2008-11-21) (United States)
The film was then released in the UK and France in October 2008, and in November 2008 was given limited release in New York City. It has never had a nationwide release in the United States.
110 minutes Country United States United Kingdom Language English Box office $11,436
In Pennsylvania, at the age of eight, a girl named Leslie Whitehead (Ryan Simpkins) is kidnapped by Alex (Tom Arnold) and Frank (Kevin Zegers). Alex says he needs help finding his dog, then he and Frank take her to school. While driving, Alex tells Leslie her dad is their boss, thus earning her trust. After school, Alex and Frank find her again. They lure her into their car with a story about her dad being in trouble, drug her and take her to their house. Alex tells Leslie her parents do not want her anymore. As proof, he provides the number to her “dad’s cell phone,” which, in reality, is a pay phone. After several unanswered calls, she eventually accepts his story.
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