Devon Gummersall in The Young Unknowns

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Devon Gummersall in The Young Unknowns

Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Apr 1st 2003, 3:13 pm

As posted on the MSCL news channel (for those of you addicts who come straight to the forum without going through the front page of the site):

Charlie Fox (Devon), 23 years old, lives in the "L.A. house." His father, Sebastian, lives in London and directs commercials. Third wife, new baby, that whole scene. Charlie takes care of his L.A. business: house, answering machine, mail. Charlie is Sebastian's number one fan. His mother is long gone, split when Charlie was 12 in an alcoholic haze, living in Vermont or something now with a new boyfriend and a new lifestyle, mailing Charlie photos to prove it. Charlie has just shot his very first commercial, and it looks great. Today he's chillin' by the pool with his hot-blooded Spanish girlfriend Paloma, whom he hasn't been getting along with - she's a drunk, he has intimacy issues. Charlie's flat-out crazy friend Joe shows up - party man, hanger-on, ladies man - with model/actress Cassandra in tow, to hang out and chill. The day, however, unravels into disaster - drugs, sex and anger lead to a broken nose, a smashed hand, a couple ER trips, a drinking binge and a brush with meth, and to a tragedy. Because on this day, Charlie finds out that his mother has died, and he has to confront the loss of the mother's love he never knew he needed. It's the beginning of adulthood.

The Young Unknowns will be released to Lamelle art theaters in L.A. on around the 18th of April and in NY on the 11th.
Directed by Catherine Jelski

Links to photos and interview with the director are available at the MSCL news channel!
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Post by Sascha (sab) » Apr 17th 2003, 6:30 am

We received today a press release from the production company, here are a few more details about the movie:

CUTIE TEEN HEART-THROB DEVON GUMMERSALL IS ALL GROWN UP AND VERY, VERY BAD IN “ASTONISHING” FEATURE FILM PERFORMANCE WHICH THE NY DAILY NEWS CALLS, “Terrific”…”Gummersall runs the gamut of emotions and holds the screen like a seasoned star!”
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STAR OF TV’S “MY SO-CALLED LIFE” AND “FELICITY” LEADS A POWERFUL YOUNG CAST IN “THE YOUNG UNKNOWNS”
A HARD-EDGED TALE OF LIFE AND DEATH IN THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS

“The Young Unknowns,” features a quartet of talented young actors lead by Gummersall as Charlie Fox, in what Entertainment Weekly calls “an astonishing [star] performance.” Gummersall’s star-turn as an angry young man living the low-life in the Hollywood Hills has been praised as “formidable” by the Los Angeles Times and “terrific” by New York Magazine, in a film that Lisa Schwarzbaum in Entertainment Weekly, calls “real art … at once sorrowful and indicting, a quietly shocking fiction.” Jack Mathews of the NY Daily News says, “[director Jelski] gets a terrific performance from Gummersall, who runs a gamut of emotions and holds the screen like a seasoned star.” More praise from John Shea of TNMC.com, “Devon Gummersall as Charlie is the standout, showing remarkable range to display his rage and desperate search for love equally well.”

“The Young Unknowns,” the feature-film debut of director Catherine Jelski is an unflinching, provocative take on four twenty-something’s hanging out in the Hollywood Hills. It begins as any other lazy afternoon in Charlie Fox’s life and slowly, tragically unravels into disaster. Drugs, sex and bravado will lead to a broken nose, a smashed hand, and a couple of trips to the local Emergency Room. To a drinking binge and a bag of crank. To an unnecessary tragedy, which may or may not mark the beginning of Charlie’s adulthood. The film also stars Leslie Bibb [Up-coming ABC TV one-hour series, feature-film The Skulls, WB’s ‘Popular’], Eion Baily [Almost Famous, Band of Brothers, And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself…] and Arly Jover [Blade, Vampires:Los Muertos].

Indican Pictures in association with Wit’s End Productions present:
The Young Unknowns
Opening in NY April 11 and Nationwide April 18, 2003
Running time: 87 minutes
Rating: NR



O&A Session with Devon Gummersall!
If you live in Southern California, here's your chance to meet Devon Gummersall at a special Q&A session for his new movie "The Young Unknowns" (see previous mscl.com newsitem).

Date: Friday, April 18th, 2003 after the 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm opening night screenings.

"DGA fellow Catherine Jelski will be on hand for a Q&A following the 7 & 9 pm opening night screenings of her feature film debut, The Young Unknowns, which Entertainment Weekly calls “real art … at once sorrowful and indicting, a quietly shocking fiction.”

Members of her cast, which includes Devon Gummersall (Felicity, My So-called Life), Leslie Bibb [Fall, 2003 ABC TV one-hour series, feature- film The Skulls, WB’s ‘Popular’], Eion Baily [Almost Famous, Band of Brothers, HBO’s upcoming And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself…] and Arly Jover [Blade, Vampires:Los Muertos] will also be on hand to field questions from the audience.

Where:
Laemmle Fairfax
7907 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles
(323) 655 4010
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