Coffee and Language (2000)

Coffee and Language
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 27mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy, Urban
Keywords dramedy
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Chopper Bernet Actor n/a 1 1000001
Janis DeLucia Allen Actor n/a 1 1000002
J P Allen Actor n/a 1 1000003
Chris Pflueger Actor n/a 1 1000004
Charles Blackburn Actor n/a 1 1000005
Fred Pitts Actor n/a 1 1000006
Terry Bamberger Actor n/a 1 1000007
Pat Everett Actor n/a 1 1000008
Scott Nordquist Actor n/a 1 1000009
Kate Sheehan Actor n/a 1 1000010
J P Allen Director n/a 2 2000001
Janis DeLucia Allen Producer n/a 3 3000001
J P Allen Producer n/a 3 3000002
J P Allen Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Cheryl Hendrickson Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
K C Smith Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Janis DeLucia Allen Editor n/a 172 7000001
Michael Slattery Music n/a 120781 8000001
Dominique DesRochers Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Sophie Lefebvre Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Kevin Cunningham Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Dave Driver Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Synopsis
Several stories illustrating expectations about language, its pitfalls, its misuse and its ability to communicate truth, whether in conversation or in print. In a coffee house, two chess-playing buddies argue over the quality of a book. The would-be writer laments to his tablemate that no one ever "writes it the way it is." Two friends read about the elections in the newspaper and complain about the unreliability of words, especially as they apply to election promises. "These people don't really say anything, they just use labels," says one, an utterance that proves prophetic in their friendship later on. Finally, a devoted fan spots his favourite female novelist at a table and assaults her with intimate and probing questions about why she writes and the importance of words.