Just 45 Minutes from Broadway

Just 45 Minutes from Broadway

A scene from JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY, a film by Henry Jaglom. Picture courtesy The Rainbow Film Company. All rights reserved.

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Just 45 Minutes from Broadway (2012)

Opened: 10/03/2012 Limited

Music Hall 310/05/2012 - 01/17/2013105 days
Monica 4-Plex10/05/2012 - 10/25/201221 days
Playhouse 710/05/2012 - 10/11/20127 days
Town Center 510/05/2012 - 10/11/20127 days
Cinema Village...10/19/2012 - 01/24/201398 days
Monica 4-Plex01/18/2013 - 01/24/20137 days

Trailer: Click for trailer

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Genre: Drama

Rated: R for some language.


Whether trodding the boards for paying audiences or performing at the kitchen table for her theatrical family (father Jack Heller, mother Diane Salinger, uncle David Proval, guest boarder Harriet Schock) the only place Pandora Isaacs, nicknamed Panda, (Tanna Frederick) has ever felt truly safe and entirely at home is on a stage.

Stinging from the latest of several romantic break-ups, she retreats to the safety of her parents' ramshackle upstate country house -- just 45 minutes from Broadway-- where her non-theatrical sister (Julie Davis) and her sister's fiance, a real- estate executive, (Judd Nelson) are also arriving for the weekend and the family's yearly Passover Seder. Family secrets, sibling rivalries, theatrical hysterics and the possibility of true love as rare as a blue bullfrog all emerge.

But is this a play Panda is in or is it "real life"? Like so many actors, she is not entirely sure she knows the difference.

Director Biography

Henry Jaglom trained with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio, where he acted, wrote and directed off-Broadway theater and cabaret before settling in Hollywood in the late 1960s. Under contract to Columbia Pictures, he guest-starred on such TV shows as "Gidget" and "The Flying Nun" and acted in a number of films, including Richard Rush's Psych-Out (1968), Boris Sagal's The 1000 Plane Raid (1969), Jack Nicholson's Drive, He Said (1971), Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie (1971), Maurice Dugowson's Lily, aime-moi (1975) and Orson Welles' never-completed The Other Side of the Wind.

His acclaimed filmmaking career began in the cutting room when he helped edit Hopper's 1969 hit, Easy Rider. His first effort as a writer/director, 1971's A Safe Place, caused Anais Nin to proclaim: "Henry Jaglom is the magician of American cinema!" Since then Jaglom has written and directed eighten more films, including Tracks (1976); Sitting Ducks (1980); Can She Bake A Cherry Pie? (1983); Always (But Not Forever) (1985); Someone To Love (1987); New Year's Day (1989); Eating (1990); Venice/Venice (1991); Babyfever (1994); Last Summer in the Hamptons (1996); Deja Vu (1998); Festival in Cannes (2002); Going Shopping (2004).

Since selecting her to star in his 2007 film Hollywood Dreams, Jaglom has collaborated with actress Tanna Frederick on the films Irene in Time (2009) and Queen of the Lot (2010) as well as the upcoming Just 45 Minutes From Broadway (2012) -- an adaptation of his hit stage play -- and The 'M' Word (2013), which is currently in post-production.

Last year, A Safe Place was released in the Criterion Collection box-set America Lost and Found: The BBS Story. Henry Jaglom Collection Volumn 1: Love and Romance, a box-set containing Always (But Not Forever) (1985), Venice/Venice (1992) and Deja Vu (A Love Story) (1997) was also released last fall.