Scrapbook

Presently out of print.
This page will be updated when it becomes available.

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25 New Faces of Indie Film (1999) – Filmmaker Magazine

“This arresting indie takes familiar themes and handles them in fresh, unexpected ways…
a proud calling card for writer-director-editor-composer Kurt Kuenne.”
– Lael Lowenstein, Variety

“Director Kuenne’s expert handling of the story’s emotional tone is like that of a seasoned veteran director, rather than the first-time filmmaker he is.  This is an accomplished first feature by a filmmaker with a long and fruitful career ahead of him.” – Cinequest

“A fine piece of work…a thoughtful and skillfull film.” – Charles Champlin, Los Angeles Times

Rebel Without a Cause for the 90s…an absorbing coming of age tale.”
Palm Springs International Film Festival

Synopsis

“Scrapbook” (aka “The Piano Player”) is the story of a high school sophomore desperately searching for a meaningful connection with another human being;  the efforts of his popular older brother to help him out only end up making things worse, leading to a cold war between the brothers that spirals out of control when our hero falls in with the wrong crowd.

A coming of age tale populated with memorable characters that takes many unpredictable twists and turns, “Scrapbook” celebrates youth in its complex blend of joy and agony — and mourns the tragic mistakes that reverberate into adulthood.

Trailer

Festivals and Awards

  • 25 New Faces of Indie Film, Filmmaker Magazine (Kurt Kuenne)
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • Cinequest Film Festival – Winner, Audience Award Honorable Mention
  • Malibu Film Festival
  • ImageFest (San Francisco Bay Area) – Winner, Audience Award
  • Temecula Valley International Film Festival – Winner, Jury Award, Best Picture
  • Wine Country Film Festival
  • Central Florida Film & Video Festival
  • Breckenridge Festival of Film
  • Marco Island Film Festival
  • Cinema Society of San Diego