Laura Dern, William H. Macy

Directed by Neal Slavin
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October 11, 2001

From a novel by playwright Arthur Miller, deals with anti-Semitism in New York during World War II. William H. Macy and Laura Dern play a couple who befriend a Jewish news dealer (the reliably superb David Paymer) and find themselves ostracized by neighbors. Neal Slavin, a photographer making his debut as a director, overdoes the portent, but in this time of Muslims being wounded by the same arrows aimed at Taliban terrorists, there is no denying the relevance of the tale.

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