Inspired by a True Story. A renowned artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974, when he befriended an elderly, alcoholic yet genius painter who has turned his back not only on art, but on life. As a student he wants to learn all the secrets the master has locked away inside his head and heart. But time has not been kind to the old master and his life and work have lost their meaning. Over the course of the summer the student's enthusiasm and innocence rekindles the master's artistic passion ~a tenuous relationship forms between student and master. Together, they give one another a priceless gift. The student learns to see the world through the eyes of an artist, while the master remembers how to see past the ugliness in life and once again embrace the beauty. One Master. One Student. One Summer to Dream.
"A deeply felt movie about pursuing your passion in life. Armin Mueller-Stahl is magnificent and young Trevor Morgan matches him step for step."
-Leonard Maltin, Entertainment Tonight
"Powerful, heartfelt and nostalgic, a very absorbing film."
- Jeffrey Lyons, Reel Talk
"Filmmaker George Gallo has reached into his soul to make this deeply heartfelt story. Local Color is funny, angry and totally human-- with resonance for everyone who dares to dream."
- Jami Bernard, Film Critic, NY Daily News
"A breathtaking and moving cinematic masterpiece."
- Roger Tennis - CLIPS-TV
Written & Directed by: George Gallo
Starring: Academy Award nominated Armin Mueller-Stahl, Trevor Morgan, Samantha Mathis, Golden Globe and Emmy nominated Ray Liotta, Academy Award nominated Charles Durning, Golden Globe and Emmy nominated Ron Perlman, Academy Award nominated Diana Scarwid, Julie Lott