Love and Other Catastrophes

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Love and Other Catastrophes ★★ 1995 (R)

Short, low-budget first feature from 23-year-old Croghan engagingly focuses on 24 hours in the lives of five confused college students. Film students Alice (Garner) and Mia (O'Connor) need a third roommate for their new apartment. Danni (Mitchell), Mia's girlfriend, is upset that Mia doesn't want them living together, while Alice is eyeing potential boyfriends, including shy med student Michael (Day) and womanizing Ari (Dyktynski). Meanwhile, both Alice and Mia try to cope with various academic frustrations. 76m/C VHS . AU Frances O'Connor, Alice Garner, Matt(hew) Day, Radha Mitchell, Matthew Dyktynski, Suzi Dougherty, Kim Gyngell; D: Emma-Kate Croghan; W: Emma-Kate Croghan, Yael Bergman, Helen Bandis; C: Justin Brickle; M: Oleh Witer.