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Among the Ginzburgs
Among the Ginzburgs
Storyrocket Number

712-405762840

Intended Medium

Television, Movie

Language

English

Registering Entity

None

Material Type

Book

Funding Platform

None

Location

Upstate New York, New York, United States

With one exception (a brief foray into Manhattan) the story takes place entirely at a farmhouse in the Catskills.
Era

Recent Past

The action takes place in the 1990s but could also take place today. Families are still families.
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When the father who abandoned them thirty years ago suddenly comes home to die, his five grown children gather at their former summer home to spend a weekend with him. As the hours tick away and their father drifts toward death, they struggle with their feelings about him--and each other.

Synopsis

Based on my 1996 novel, Among the Ginzburgs is an ensemble piece, telling the story of a family of five grown children brought together for a weekend for the first time in many years. The occasion is the sudden return of the father who abandoned them thirty years before--and who, now fatally ill, has crawled home to die. Gifted and ambitious, competitive and funny, the siblings grudgingly put their complicated lives on hold to spend two days at the Catskills farmhouse that was once their summer home. Swept instantly into the treacherous, bittersweet tangle of old family alliances and resentments, they skirmish, match wits, and rehash the past. Meanwhile, their dying father lies alone upstairs, ticking through the last moments of his life.

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  • Alan Arkin
    Alan Arkin as Meyer Ginzburg
    Male 80 Years old
  • James Franco
    James Franco as Anatole Bronski
    Male 40 Years old
  • Kristen Stewart
    Kristen Stewart as Sunny Ginzburg
    Female 37 Years old
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