Appropriate for: College/University
An Acquired Tasteby Ralph Arlyck
The American obsession with success
A filmmaker turns 40 and casts a wry look back at the school, work, and media influences which have shaped his life (and all our lives) through four decades. The film poses critical questions about the pursuit of success--that particularly American fixation with being "number one."
Student response and identification with the issues this movie presents will be extraordinary. A valuable asset for teaching about men's psychology.
Robert Abramovitz, M.D.
Yale Child Study Center
Captivating and delightful. Ralph Arlyck spoofs Woody Allen and touches everybody in the bargain. Who could fail to relate to this? The filmmaker has a wonderful sense of the ironies of life. Hooray for humor!
An Acquired Taste is only 26 minutes long, but it is a feature-length delight...a loving, funny movie.
The New York Times
AWARDS & SCREENINGS:
- Grand Prize, Ann Arbor Film Festival
- First Prize & Silver Award, San Francisco International Film Festival
- Blue Ribbon, American Film & Video Festival
Subject: Women's Studies/Men's Studies