Saratoga Springs, NY (September 20, 2001) — The Safety of Objects, a film adaptation of Yaddo writer A.M. Homes's collection of short stories, opened the 49th San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain this week.
A suburban drama starring Glenn Close and Dermot Mulroney, The Safety of Objects was shot in Toronto and New York with what its director, Rose Troche, defines as "a subversive humor." The movie's characters must overcome boredom, loneliness, unhappy marriages, and frustration in order to draw themselves out of an isolation imposed by "the safety of objects." The ensemble drama tells a series of interconnected stories about the lives of four struggling neighboring families.
The Safety of Objects received its world premiere earlier this month at the Toronto International Film Festival. It is a collaborative project of Killer Films, Better Safe Productions, Clear Blue Sky Productions, and Renaissance Films. It is scheduled to be released in theaters in 2002.
Ms. Homes is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Music for Torching (1999), The End of Alice (1995), In a Country of Mothers (1993), and Jack (1989); the short story collection The Safety of Objects (1990); and the artists' book Appendix A (1995). Her work has been translated into 10 languages and has appeared in several anthologies. Her fiction and non-fiction appear frequently in magazines, including Art Forum, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine. Ms. Homes is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, Bomb, and Blind Spot. The recipient of numerous awards, she lives in New York City and is on the faculty at both Columbia University and The New School. She has been an artist guest at Yaddo several times, first in 1989 and most recently earlier this year.
To read an interview with Ms. Homes, please visit Powells.com using this direct link: www.powells.com/authors/homes.html. For more information about the film, vist the Renaissance Films web site at www.renaissance-films.com.