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LAST WEEKEND Press & Reviews
'Last Weekend' revives 1951 film site
Edward Guthmann December 3, 2012
In the 1951 movie "A Place in the Sun," Elizabeth Taylor pauses in the arched stone porch of her parents' home. "Every time you leave me for a minute," she whispers to her lover, Montgomery Clift, "it's like goodbye."
Sixty years later, in the same Lake Tahoe house where that scene was shot, Tom Dolby is directing his own movie.
The son of Dolby Laboratories founder Ray Dolby, Tom Dolby spent summers and winter holidays in the historic lake house. His parents bought it in 1979 and this year gave him permission to turn it into a film location for five weeks.
Patricia Clarkson, Zachary Booth Sign on for Indie 'Last Weekend'
Tatiana Siegel October 5, 2012
Patricia Clarkson and Zachary Booth are packing their bags for the indie dark comedy of manners Last Weekend.
The film, which begins shooting this week, marks the feature directorial debut of Tom Dolby and Tom Williams.
Joseph Cross, Devon Gray, Jayma Mays, Chris Mulkey, Alexia Rasmussen and Rutina Wesley round out the cast.
The story takes place over a four-day summer holiday at a couple's (Clarkson, Mulkey) Northern California estate overlooking Lake Tahoe, where their two sons and assorted friends and partners have been invited for a long weekend. Leisure gives way to chaos as a series of events disturbs the wife's carefully planned festivities, and the future of the family and the house becomes uncertain.
Cross and Booth play the sons.