Set primarily in the early 1950s and focusing on James Dean’s experiences as an up-and-coming actor in Los Angeles, Writer/Director Matthew Mishory’s debut feature film is a series of revealing and sometimes dreamlike vignettes that blend biographical and fictionalized elements to present pivotal moments in a remarkable life.A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree, 1951 debuts across all digital platforms beginning May 7th and on DVD June 4th from Wolfe Video.Shot in gorgeous 35mm black and white punctuated by bursts of color, A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree, 1951 was dubbed “mesmerizing and sexy” by theSan Francisco Chronicle and “dreamy” by London’s The Guardian. The film stars James Preston (TV’s “The Gates”) in the title role, with Dan Glenn (TV's "Pushing Daisies"), debutante Dalilah Rain, Edward Singletary, Jr. (Palo Alto), Robert Gant (TV’s "Queer as Folk") and Erin Daniels (“The L Word,” A Single Man) rounding out the cast in an intimate portrait of James Dean as he is on the cusp of achieving notoriety as both a great actor and an American icon. An unflinching and honest exploration of Dean’s complicated sexuality and formative relationships,JOSHUA TREE, 1951 redefines him for a new generation.
Bonus features include Matthew Mishory’s award winning short film Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman, a stylized and lyrical coming-of-age portrait of Derek Jarman's artistic, sexual, and political awakening in post-War England. The film won the Eastman Kodak Grand Prize at the 2010 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival.
A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree, 1951 was an official selection of the Seattle International Film Festival (World Premiere), the Transilvania International Film Festival (European Premiere), the Rio International Film Festival (South American Premiere), Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival and Frameline Film Festival, among many others.
A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree, 1951 has a runtime of 93 minutes and is not rated.
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Bonus Features Include: Matthew Mishory’s Award Winning Short Film:Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman