On Sun, 29 May 1994, Brian Goldfarb wrote: > Does anyone know where I can rent a copy of > the film "The Lunch Date"--A colleague of mine is trying > to locate it but he doesn't know the director's name, only that > it won an Oscar for best short in 1991. > The director is Adam Davidson or Davison (his father, Gordon, is the impressario of a major theater company in LA). It's a short film and therefore probably not available for rental. There was some small controversy around the film (which also won a first film prize of some sort at Cannes) because there were charges that it was completely cribbed from another picture. Though the two films were very similar, however, a reasonable case was made in the LA Times for Davi(d)son's never having had access to the other film. And, in fact, both are based on widely circulated urban legends. As for "Lunch Date," it is rather sweet and accomplished -- B&W, almost without dialogue, wistful even. Good luck tracking it down. All best, Shawn Levy | "Jove courted Danae with golden love, [log in to unmask] | But you're no Danae and I'm no Jove."