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    This film is a portrait of the passage of one year in the lives of some San Francisco friends, circa 1988 (before the dot.coming of the city), a slow marijuana

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    This film is a portrait of the passage of one year in the lives of some San Francisco friends, circa 1988 (before the dot.coming of the city), a slow marijuana hazed story which drifts like the fabled fog, encompassing the quirks and habits of a generation that made the city theirs, if only for a while.

    Very obliquely Rembrandt Laughing sketches the time and place, encompassing the AIDS epidemic, the casual sexual revolution, the debris of '68 lingering in the air.

    A quiet, very San Francisco comedy of life among a small group of friends.

    Rembrandt Laughing was improvised over the period of about a month by Jost and his friends, mostly acting non-professionals.nnn"A masterful elliptical account of a little over a year in the lives of a few friends in San Francisco...

    with a warmth, philosophical depth and overall sense of relaxation new to Jost's work.

    One of the ten best films of 1989."nn- Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Readernnn"Rembrandt Laughing ...

    a joy, a gem, a tissue paper tracing of epiphanies."nn- Amy Taubin, Village Voice

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