Annal: 1995 Sundance Film Festival —Dramatic

Results of the Sundance Film Festival in the year 1995.

Film:The Brothers McMullen

The Brothers McMullen

Edward Burns

Edward Burns’s debut film as an actor-director makes a virtue of its limited budget in the same way John Sayles’s The Return of the Secaucus 7 did in 1980. Stuck with limited technical means, Burns wisely puts his energies into a sophisticated story, knowing an audience couldn’t care less about lighting problems if they’re caught up in a terrific, character-driven movie with good actors. The tale concerns three adult brothers (Burns, Jack Mulcahy, Mike McGlone) whose complications in love and problems with commitment are rooted in their common experiences…

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