1999, 110 minutes, Color, Super 16mm
Presently out of print.
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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
“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.
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