States of Control

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This mesmerizing journey delves deep into the world of a woman determined to break through the sterility of modern life. Lisa, discontent with her career and marriage, yearns for a powerful disruption of her controlled Manhattan existence. She starts testing the limits of her will and desires, exploring pornography, sleep deprivation and engages in escalating acts of everyday rebellion. As her family and friends fall away, Lisa takes explosive action to transform her life, risking everything to fulfill her desire for final release.


Studio Pathfinder Home Entertainment
SKU 202130571
UPC 825307913897
UPC 14 00825307913897
Format DVD
Release Date 4/11/2006
Aspect Ratio
Letterbox  1.33:1 [4:3]
Name Greene,Ellen
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Cast & Crew
Ellen Greene - Actor
Jennifer Van Dyck - Actor
Jim Villone - Editor
John Cunningham - Actor
Matt Janes - Producer
Priscilla Guastavino - Producer
Richard Termini - Original Music By
Stephen Bogardus - Actor
Susan Starr - Cinematographer
Zachary Winestine - Director
Zachary Winestine - Writer
Review Anchored by a strong central performance by van Dyck, States of Control is a hard, mercurial polemic that gets under the skin. Winestine's politically charged agenda sometimes gets the best of him in scenes that seem more conceptual than dramatic. Despite the occasionally academic tone, there's no denying that Lisa's extremities cast an eerie spell.
Reviewer Jeremiah Kipp
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Box Office Magazine
Review One of the most underrated independent films of the '90s... The lead performance by Jennifer Van Dyck is hypnotic and devastatingly real and would have earned an Oscar nomination had the film been backed by the kind of money that usually supports such contenders.
Reviewer Wade Major
ReviewRating 9
DVD, Special Edition
Product Attributes
Actor Greene,Ellen
Label Pathfinder Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times Delves rigorously into our longing for some sense of being in charge of our destinies.
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Masterfully crafted.
Lynden Barber, The Australian Lusciously sensual... strikes a hypnotic mood full of longing and surges of eroticism.

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