Duck | 2007

Drama, Comedy
In 2009, when Los Angeles' last city park is closed to the public, a dispossessed man--and the duck who follows him as a mother--quest west, on foot, in search of water and meaning, in the desert that is L.A. Arthur is ...more

Cast

... Arthur

Actor

... Joe the Duck

Actor

... Norman

Actor

... Jumper

Actor

... Leopold

Actor

... Pedicurist

Actor

... Mr. Janney

Actor

... Lord of the Garbage

Actor

... Social Worker

Actor

Company

5 Aces Productions

Production Company

Production Company

Feast

Production Company

Nics Pics

Production Company

Puget Sound Inc.

Production Company

Synopsis

In 2009, when Los Angeles' last city park is closed to the public, a dispossessed man--and the duck who follows him as a mother--quest west, on foot, in search of water and meaning, in the desert that is L.A. Arthur is a retired history professor who has outlived his time and place, friends and family, resources and reasons to live. In the park where his son and wife are buried, Arthur contemplates putting an end to his own life, when he is confronted by an orphaned duckling who has just escaped death. Arthur names this duckling Joe. Joe follows Arthur, the only mother he knows. When their park is landfilled and their pond is drained, Arthur and Joe engage in a Sisyphean struggle to survive, seeking a means to live, a place to live, and a purpose to live, in a world where their lives are not valued. In their search, Arthur and Joe encounter a host of strangers--some hostile, some helpful, some heroic--until, finally forming a community and a home. If we are but six degrees of separation from one another, are we as few to being alone?

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