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Room 314

Room 314OVERVIEW

Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Running Time: 100 minutes
Medium: 24p Digital Video

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CAST & CREW

Director: Michael Knowles
Producer: Michael Knowles and Laura Knight
Executive Producer: John Ramos
Cast: Joelle Carter, Matthew Del Negro, Michael Laurence, Sarah Bennett, Michael Knowles, Robyn Myhr, Monique Vukovic, Todd Swenson, Jennifer Marlowe, Michael Mosley
Writer: Michael Knowles
Distributor: Domestic - Vanguard, International - Maitland Moving Pictures
Producer's Representative: Ostrow and Company

REVIEW

“Room 314” is an actor’s dream. Shot in self-contained episodes and entirely without music (except for the credits), it has a vérité look and a voyeuristic atmosphere that complement the intimacy of the material. As you might expect in a movie about a hotel room, alcohol and sex feature prominently, though mainly as a cover for deeper issues. This is handled most insightfully in a segment in which a pair of co-workers (Robyn Myhr and the versatile Mr. Knowles) flirt with adultery while fending off self-loathing — though I doubt that many would-be philanderers face each other with this degree of emotional honesty."

- The New York Times

"Room 314 indicates Knowles-- has a fine-tuned gift for creating vivid characters with a minimum of dialogue, and a sure feel for establishing and sustaining tension, sexual or otherwise, within limited timespans."

- Variety

"By filming in a claustrophobic hotel room and through the use of astonishingly long takes, Knowles leaves very little to the imagination: Room 314 depicts situations so achingly, relentlessly real that it’s as if you really are the proverbial fly on the wall. Yet unlike, say, Plaza Suite, there are few contrivances to be found within the characters’ interpersonal dynamics, fleshed out by actors that are almost shockingly rooted in realism."

- New York Press


SYNOPSIS

Room 314 is five different stories about five couples in various stages of their relationships. Longing for connection, underlying tensions, and need for understanding all swirl about as these couples struggle to say what they want and occasionally succeed. Nick and Stacey wake up andRoom 314 is five different stories about five couples in various stages of their relationships. Longing for connection, underlying tensions, and need for understanding all swirl about as these couples struggle to say what they want and occasionally succeed. Nick and Stacey wake up and find they have to get to know each other again. An unexpected visit forces Harry to confront Gretchen. Jack and Kathy discover that their physical attraction could be something far more significant. Matt and Tracey push a game a little too far. And David and Caly struggle to redefine their relationship. Room 314 gives the audience a look at these characters that's so close as to be uncomfortable at times, but shows a universal truth: Wanting connection with someone else and knowing how to achieve it are two entirely different things.