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Rita on the Ropes

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Film Identifier: F.2013-08-0049
Run Time
0h 9m 0s
Format
16mm
Color
B&W
Sound
Optical
Date Produced
2001
Description
Rita recounts her bad luck with boyfriends, jobs, apartments.

"'Experience is lessons you don't want to learn,' Rita muses as she reflects on her brief, troubled life in Tom Palazzolo's Rita on the Ropes. Rita's narration (played over stark black-and-white footage of Palazzolo's daughter Amy) reveals a sensitive soul who, despite having fallen victim to unscrupulous landlords, dishonest employers and a narcissistic hustler named Randy (whom she still misses a little bit), can still revel in the beauty of abandoned buildings and overgrown lots." —Tom Fritsche 
(Canyon Cinema)
Main Credits
Palazzolo, Tom (is filmmaker)
Additional Credit
Helbig, Jack (is writer)
Lorenz, Ricardo (music)
Palazzolo, Tom (is writer)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Palazzolo, Amy (is actor)
King, Deborah (is narrator)
Form
Short
Related Place
Chicago (production location of)