The Station Agent (2003)
April 23, 2004 at 7:00 and 10:00pm in 26-100, and
April 25, 2004 at 7:00pm in 26-100.
The Station Agent is about three people with nothing in common but their shared
solitude, until chance circumstances bring their lives together. Before long,
from this forgotten depot, this mismatched threesome forges an unlikely bond,
which ultimately reveals that even isolation is better shared.
Vertically-challenged Finbar McBride (Peter Dinklage) is a man trying to live
life on his own terms. Looking only to be left alone after the tragic loss of
his best friend, he takes up residence in a rural town's old train depot. But
much like the station agents that occupied small town depots before him, he
finds himself reluctantly becoming enmeshed in the lives of his neighbors,
especially Olivia (Patricia Clarkson), a forty-year-old artist struggling with
the break-up of her marriage, and Joe (Bobby Cannavale), a thirty-year-old with
a talent for cooking and an insatiable hunger for conversation.
"...as touching and original a movie as you're likely to see this year."
-- Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle. Read this review.