Gas Food Lodging


1h 40m 1991
Gas Food Lodging

Brief Synopsis

Slice of life about a single mother and her two teenage daughters living in a trailer park on the edge of the desert.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Romance
Release Date
1991
Location
Deming, New Mexico, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

Slice of life about a single mother and her two teenage daughters living in a trailer park on the edge of the desert.

Crew

Barry Adamson

Original Music

Carlos Adley

Song

John Warren Albright

Wrangler

Lylie Almeida

Auditor

Allison Anders

Screenplay

Wayne Anderson

Sound Recordist

Carmen Bailey

Assistant Camera

Gregg Barbanell

Foley Artist

Kevin Benson

Music Supervisor

Susan L Bertram

Costume Designer

Sharon Bialy

Casting

Robin Bishop

Craft Service

Stephen R Brown

Boom Operator

Jan Buckingham

Song

Pavel Cantu

Storyboard Artist

Peter Carlstedt

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Nick Cave

Song

Pamela Choules

Assistant Editor

Steve Christopher

Assistant Sound Editor

Kim Chuisano

Makeup Assistant

Kim Chuisano

Hair Assistant

Matthew J Clark

Assistant Director

Robert Paul Coburn

Consultant

Carl-jan Colpaert

Executive Producer

Gregory Conway

Sound Effects Editor

Linda Corbin

Foley Mixer

Paul J. Coyne

Assistant Editor

Rosemary Cremona

Assistant Director

Janet Cunningham

Casting

Jim Cypherd

Music Engineer

Lawrence N Dasilva

Accountant

Larayne Decoeur

Sound Designer

Jeff Delucia

Electrician

Lisa Denker

Art Director

Bob Deshaine

Adr Mixer

Albert T Dickerson

Line Producer

David Dowell

Best Boy

Rudy Estrada

Construction

William Ewart

Producer

John Farrar

Song

Fabio Fernandez

Production Assistant

Don Fleming

Song

Mark Fosson

Song Performer

Mark Fosson

Song

Jim Gillam

Sound Effects Editor

Jim Gillam

Sound Recordist

Michael Gillis

Assistant Director

Jim Goldthwait

Assistant Director

Dominique Gomez

Wardrobe

Rich Gonne

Song

Tracy Granger

Editor

Todd Grove

Auditor

Clifford Gynn

Sound Mixer

Dan Hassid

Producer

Christoph Henkel

Executive Producer

Gerald R Heppler

Assistant Editor

Phil Hetos

Color Timer

Anita Ingle

Photography

Jesse Jackson

Driver

David Jobe

Foley Recordist

Robin Johnston

Sound

Dina Juntila

Casting Assistant

Stanley Kastner

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jeff Kirshbaum

Transportation Coordinator

Jeff Kirshbaum

Location Manager

Yasmin Le Bon

Other

Dean Lent

Director Of Photography

Kate Lewis

Script Supervisor

Phillip Linson

Adr Supervisor

Richard Eric Lopez

Electrician

Lorelei Loverde

Hair

Lorelei Loverde

Makeup

Debra L. Manwiller

Casting

Leonard Marcel

Sound Designer

Angelo Martinez

Consultant

J Mascis

Music

Greg Maselli

Key Grip

Susan P Mccarthy

Property Master

Sam Mccutchen

Transportation Captain

Marty Meeks

On-Set Dresser

Jeff Miller

Production Assistant

Michael Millikan

Assistant Camera

Tim Monich

Dialect Coach

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Song Performer

Brion Pacassi

Rerecording

Richard Pagano

Casting

Richard Peck

Source Material (From Novel)

Mickey Petralia

Song

Jeff Rea

Song

Mr. Boyd Rice

Song Performer

Mr. Boyd Rice

Song

Jerry Ross

Music Supervisor

Joan Rowe

Foley Artist

Carol Rutter

Production Secretary

Cari Schaefer

Production Coordinator

Christy Sheldon

Stand-In

Charles W Smith

Gaffer

Steve F.b. Smith

Consultant

Renegade Soundwave

Song

Renegade Soundwave

Song Performer

Jane Ann Stewart

Production Designer

Robert Strauss

Post-Production

David Sylvian

Song

Crime & The City Solution

Song

Crime & The City Solution

Song Performer

Steve Thomsen

Consultant

Karen Tobin

Song

Karen Tobin

Song Performer

Jeff Turner

Grip

Charles Vincent

Driver

Gregor Von Bismarck

Associate Producer

Thomas Wages

Production Assistant

Yvette Walsh

Wardrobe Assistant

Michael Weaver

Song

Carla Weber

Art Director

Patty Weiss

Music

Cj Wells

Casting Assistant

Seth Willenson

Producer

Victoria Williams

Song

Victoria Williams

Song Performer

Ellen Worley

Craft Service

Trudy Yee

Assistant Sound Editor

Rachel Young

Song

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Romance
Release Date
1991
Location
Deming, New Mexico, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Articles

Gas Food Lodging


Although writer-director Allison Anders adapted the story from the young adult novel Don't Look and It Won't Hurt by Richard Peck, she drew on her own difficult childhood as the daughter of an itinerant single mother for this story of a waitress raising her teenage daughters in a rural New Mexico trailer park. Although not widely seen by general audiences, enthusiastic reviews and positive attention on the film festival circuit assured Gas Food Lodging would not be just another overlooked gem of American independent cinema. Noting its wry humor and sympathetic characterizations, Time Out called it “delightfully oddball and strangely sane,” while The New York Times’ Janet Maslin said, “Anders keeps her film expertly balanced between quiet despair and a sense of the miraculous.” Brooke Adams, previously known for her work in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) and The Dead Zone (1983), plays the mother, with Ione Skye and Fairuza Balk as her daughters. In a 2001 interview, Balk said the film was closest to her heart because of the similarities between her and the shy loner she plays. She won the Independent Spirit Award for her work here, while Anders garnered two prizes at the Deauville Film Festival and Best New Director from the New York Film Critics Circle. Also in the cast are James Brolin as the girls’ long-absent father and Skye’s brother, Donovan Leitch Jr. Adding to the family atmosphere of the production are the director’s daughter, Tiffany Anders, and Balk’s mother, Cathryn, in minor roles. Anders mined certain harsh details of her early life for a later picture, Things Behind the Sun (2001). In recent years, she has directed a number of television shows and holds a distinguished professorship in the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara.

by Rob Nixon

Gas Food Lodging

Gas Food Lodging

Although writer-director Allison Anders adapted the story from the young adult novel Don't Look and It Won't Hurt by Richard Peck, she drew on her own difficult childhood as the daughter of an itinerant single mother for this story of a waitress raising her teenage daughters in a rural New Mexico trailer park. Although not widely seen by general audiences, enthusiastic reviews and positive attention on the film festival circuit assured Gas Food Lodging would not be just another overlooked gem of American independent cinema. Noting its wry humor and sympathetic characterizations, Time Out called it “delightfully oddball and strangely sane,” while The New York Times’ Janet Maslin said, “Anders keeps her film expertly balanced between quiet despair and a sense of the miraculous.” Brooke Adams, previously known for her work in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) and The Dead Zone (1983), plays the mother, with Ione Skye and Fairuza Balk as her daughters. In a 2001 interview, Balk said the film was closest to her heart because of the similarities between her and the shy loner she plays. She won the Independent Spirit Award for her work here, while Anders garnered two prizes at the Deauville Film Festival and Best New Director from the New York Film Critics Circle. Also in the cast are James Brolin as the girls’ long-absent father and Skye’s brother, Donovan Leitch Jr. Adding to the family atmosphere of the production are the director’s daughter, Tiffany Anders, and Balk’s mother, Cathryn, in minor roles. Anders mined certain harsh details of her early life for a later picture, Things Behind the Sun (2001). In recent years, she has directed a number of television shows and holds a distinguished professorship in the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara.by Rob Nixon

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Released in United States 1992

Released in United States February 1992

Released in United States January 1992

Released in United States July 31, 1992

Released in United States October 1991

Released in United States on Video March 31, 1993

Released in United States September 1992

Released in United States Summer August 14, 1992

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) II in Santa Monica October 21-27, 1991.

Shown at Berlin Film Festival (in competition) February 13-24, 1992.

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 14-24, 1992.

Shown at Deauville Film Festival September 4-13, 1992.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 27 - September 7, 1992.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 15 - June 7, 1992.

Won American Film Critics' Prize, Deauville Film Festival 1992.

Allison Anders was named best new director by the New York Film Critics Circle (1992).

Feature directoral debut for Allison Anders.

Began shooting January 14, 1991.

Completed shooting February 14, 1991.

Donovan Leitch and Ione Skye are real-life brother and sister.

Released in United States 1992 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 27 - September 7, 1992.)

Released in United States 1992 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 15 - June 7, 1992.)

Released in United States 1992 (Won American Film Critics' Prize, Deauville Film Festival 1992.)

Released in United States January 1992 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah, January 16-26, 1992.)

Released in United States February 1992 (Shown at Berlin Film Festival (in competition) February 13-24, 1992.)

Released in United States on Video March 31, 1993

Released in United States July 31, 1992 (Film Forum; New York City)

Released in United States Summer August 14, 1992

Released in United States September 1992 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 14-24, 1992.)

Released in United States September 1992 (Shown at Deauville Film Festival September 4-13, 1992.)

Released in United States October 1991 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) II in Santa Monica October 21-27, 1991.)