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All the Beautiful Things
    View Trailer2013, 98 minutes, color, U.S.A., U.S. Documentary
    All the Beautiful Things describes the palpable and uniquely portrayed real-life experience of two men seeking to repair their lifelong, but fractured, bond. Looking to move beyond their individual and shared histories of domestic violence, poverty, and racism, each seeks redemption and solace.

    Best friends John Harkrider and Barron Claiborne reunite in a crowded New York jazz club to confront the actions that caused the extended rift in their longtime friendship. Both men recount chapters of their tumultuous childhoods and growing-up years in different areas of Boston. Striking black-and-white illustrations ground the unfolding story.

    Weaving in conversations with a stunning bartender amidst a live band’s performance, All the Beautiful Things conveys the raw emotional power of director John Harkrider’s life story. His vibrant new work is a distinctive portrayal of a night of intense conversation between old friends hoping to right past wrongs.
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    About the Director

    John Harkrider's first film, Mitchellville, screened at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005, where he was named to Variety's Top 10 list. All The Beautiful Things is Harkrider's second film.

    Cast and Credits

    Director: John Harkrider

    Cinematographer: Brian O'Carroll

    Editor: Jim Mol

    Production Designer: John Furgason

    Composer: Jeremy Pelt

    Costume Design: Michael Anzalone

    Executive Producer: John Harkrider

    Contact: John Harkrider / Riff Raff Films, LLC / jdh@allthebeautifulthingsmovie.com