Alexandre Rockwell

Alexandre Rockwell was born in Boston in 1956. His first film, LENZ, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 1982. After his road movie HERO (1983), he directed the legendary SAM FULLER IN SONS (1989). In 1992 he won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for his film IN THE SOUP, which made his reputation as one of the most interesting filmmakers on America’s independent film scene. SOMEBODY TO LOVE (1994) competed at the Venice flim Festival. Rockwell also directed ‘The Wrong Man’ segment of the anthology film FOUR ROOMS (1995), as well as the comedies LOUIS & FRANK (1998), 13 MOONS (2002) and PETE SMALLS IS DEAD (2010). In 2017, he was appointed head of directing at the graduate film department of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. His film SWEET THING (2020) was selected at the Berlinale Generation 2020.

Four Rooms (1995)

It's Ted the Bellhop's first night on the job...and the hotel's very unusual guests are about to place him in some outrageous predicaments. It seems that this evening's room service is serving up one unbelievable happening after another.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Allison Anders  •  Robert Rodriguez  •  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Jennifer Beals  •  Sammi Davis

It's Ted the Bellhop's first night on the job...and the hotel's very unusual guests are about to place him in some outrageous predicaments. It seems that this evening's room service is serving up one unbelievable happening after another.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Allison Anders  •  Robert Rodriguez  •  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Jennifer Beals  •  Sammi Davis

13 Moons (2002)

Things aren't looking so good for television clown Banana's career, and the fact that his estranged wife, Suzi, has just been arrested for assaulting his girlfriend, Lily, just serves to compound Banana's despair.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Rose Rollins  •  Jennifer Beals  •  Elizabeth Bracco  •  Steve Buscemi

Things aren't looking so good for television clown Banana's career, and the fact that his estranged wife, Suzi, has just been arrested for assaulting his girlfriend, Lily, just serves to compound Banana's despair.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Rose Rollins  •  Jennifer Beals  •  Elizabeth Bracco  •  Steve Buscemi

Pete Smalls Is Dead (2010)

Two old pals attend an old friends funeral and find there is more to his death than him being dead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Peter Dinklage  •  Mark Boone Junior  •  Tim Roth  •  Rosie Perez

Two old pals attend an old friends funeral and find there is more to his death than him being dead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Peter Dinklage  •  Mark Boone Junior  •  Tim Roth  •  Rosie Perez

Louis & Frank (1998)

Third-rate doo-wop singers making a comeback hook up with a campy manager who books them to perform in drag.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Steven Randazzo  •  Francesco Messina  •  Tony Curtis  •  Elizabeth Bracco

Third-rate doo-wop singers making a comeback hook up with a campy manager who books them to perform in drag.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Steven Randazzo  •  Francesco Messina  •  Tony Curtis  •  Elizabeth Bracco

Little Feet (2013)

Determined to see “the river,” two young children living in Los Angeles leave home to embark on a magical urban odyssey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Lana Rockwell  •  Nico Rockwell  •  Rene Cuante-Bautista  •  Olinga Bolden

Determined to see “the river,” two young children living in Los Angeles leave home to embark on a magical urban odyssey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Lana Rockwell  •  Nico Rockwell  •  Rene Cuante-Bautista  •  Olinga Bolden

Hero (1983)

A group of misfits sets out from Los Angeles for a destination they never arrive at.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Paul Rockwell  •  Kim Flowers  •  Mika Yamada  •  William Fredrique Maher

A group of misfits sets out from Los Angeles for a destination they never arrive at.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Paul Rockwell  •  Kim Flowers  •  Mika Yamada  •  William Fredrique Maher

Rockets Redglare! (2003)

A portrait of Rockets Redglare, the morbidly obese fixture of New York's underground until his death in 2001. Rockets was the sometimes bodyguard/drug dealer of Sid Vicious and Jean Michel Basquiat, as well as a talented stand-up comic and character actor who left ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Fernandez de la Reguera
CAST:  Rockets Redglare  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Jim Jarmusch  •  Steve Buscemi

A portrait of Rockets Redglare, the morbidly obese fixture of New York's underground until his death in 2001. Rockets was the sometimes bodyguard/drug dealer of Sid Vicious and Jean Michel Basquiat, as well as a talented stand-up comic and character actor who left ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Fernandez de la Reguera
CAST:  Rockets Redglare  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Jim Jarmusch  •  Steve Buscemi

Nobody Wants Your Film (2005)

Director Peter Judson's semifictitious tale opens a revealing window into the indie filmmaking process, capturing the trivialities, aggravations and enthusiasm that go into completing a picture. Using footage from an indie movie set, e-mails constructing a plotline ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Judson
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Brandon Cole  •  Peter Dinklage

Director Peter Judson's semifictitious tale opens a revealing window into the indie filmmaking process, capturing the trivialities, aggravations and enthusiasm that go into completing a picture. Using footage from an indie movie set, e-mails constructing a plotline ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Judson
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Brandon Cole  •  Peter Dinklage

Somebody to Love (1994)

Mercedes is a taxi dancer who wants to be an actress. She's involved with the married Harry, who considers himself a respected actor. Ernesto is in love with Mercedes, but he doesn't dance or have money.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Rosie Perez  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Michael DeLorenzo

Mercedes is a taxi dancer who wants to be an actress. She's involved with the married Harry, who considers himself a respected actor. Ernesto is in love with Mercedes, but he doesn't dance or have money.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Rosie Perez  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Michael DeLorenzo

Dear Diary (1993)

Nanni Moretti recalls in his diary three slice of life stories characterized by a sharply ironic look: in the first one he wanders through a deserted Rome, in the second he visits a reclusive friend on an island, and in the last he has to grapple with an unknown ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nanni Moretti
CAST:  Nanni Moretti  •  Giovanna Bozzolo  •  Sebastiano Nardone  •  Antonio Petrocelli

Nanni Moretti recalls in his diary three slice of life stories characterized by a sharply ironic look: in the first one he wanders through a deserted Rome, in the second he visits a reclusive friend on an island, and in the last he has to grapple with an unknown ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nanni Moretti
CAST:  Nanni Moretti  •  Giovanna Bozzolo  •  Sebastiano Nardone  •  Antonio Petrocelli

In the Same Garden (2016)

We all live on the same planet, under one sun which nurtures and renews our unique and common hopes for the future. No matter how much we differ from each other in color, ethnicity and belief, we all share the same source of life, united in our destinies. An ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rolf de Heer  •  Alexandre Rockwell  •  Ali Asgari  •  Chema García Ibarra  •  Adrian Sitaru  •  Gurvinder Singh  •  Sergei Bodrov  •  Andrej Landin  •  Roger Deutsch  •  Mark Playne  •  Gábor Holtai
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We all live on the same planet, under one sun which nurtures and renews our unique and common hopes for the future. No matter how much we differ from each other in color, ethnicity and belief, we all share the same source of life, united in our destinies. An ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rolf de Heer  •  Alexandre Rockwell  •  Ali Asgari  •  Chema García Ibarra  •  Adrian Sitaru  •  Gurvinder Singh  •  Sergei Bodrov  •  Andrej Landin  •  Roger Deutsch  •  Mark Playne  •  Gábor Holtai
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Sweet Thing (2020)

For Billie and Nico, life with their father is a roller-coaster ride of playfulness and unease. When he is in the grip of alcohol, tears flow and their apparently idyllic family life collapses. Their mostly absent and irresponsible mother is not much help either. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Lana Rockwell  •  Nico Rockwell  •  Will Patton  •  Karyn Parsons

For Billie and Nico, life with their father is a roller-coaster ride of playfulness and unease. When he is in the grip of alcohol, tears flow and their apparently idyllic family life collapses. Their mostly absent and irresponsible mother is not much help either. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Lana Rockwell  •  Nico Rockwell  •  Will Patton  •  Karyn Parsons

Lenz (1981)

A loose adaptation of German writer and revolutionary Georg Büchner's novella of the same name, which in turn chronicles the life of writer Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz (1751-92) and his gradual slide into insanity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Alexandre Rockwell  •  Kim Marie Radonovich  •  William Fredrique Maher  •  Frank Wuttge

A loose adaptation of German writer and revolutionary Georg Büchner's novella of the same name, which in turn chronicles the life of writer Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz (1751-92) and his gradual slide into insanity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Alexandre Rockwell  •  Kim Marie Radonovich  •  William Fredrique Maher  •  Frank Wuttge

Sons (1990)

A comedy drama that played the festival circuit before vanishing without trace. Forsythe, Sweeney and Miranda are the trio of stepbrothers accompanying paralysed father Fuller on a jaunt to Normandy, where the old boy saw combat and romantic action during the war. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  William Hickey  •  Samuel Fuller  •  D.B. Sweeney  •  Rockets Redglare

A comedy drama that played the festival circuit before vanishing without trace. Forsythe, Sweeney and Miranda are the trio of stepbrothers accompanying paralysed father Fuller on a jaunt to Normandy, where the old boy saw combat and romantic action during the war. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  William Hickey  •  Samuel Fuller  •  D.B. Sweeney  •  Rockets Redglare

In the Soup (1992)

An aspiring young filmmaker gets involved with an eccentric gangster for the financing of his first film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Seymour Cassel  •  Jennifer Beals  •  Pat Moya

An aspiring young filmmaker gets involved with an eccentric gangster for the financing of his first film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Seymour Cassel  •  Jennifer Beals  •  Pat Moya

Edge of Outside (2006)

An hour-long documentary designed to celebrate the spirit of the independent filmmaker from D.W. Griffith to Quentin Tarantino. Interview footage and film clips are blended together to form a chronological approach to the subject matter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shannon Davis
CAST:  Peter Biskind  •  Robert Townsend  •  Edward Burns  •  Paul Auster

An hour-long documentary designed to celebrate the spirit of the independent filmmaker from D.W. Griffith to Quentin Tarantino. Interview footage and film clips are blended together to form a chronological approach to the subject matter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shannon Davis
CAST:  Peter Biskind  •  Robert Townsend  •  Edward Burns  •  Paul Auster