An Invisible Sign

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An Invisible Sign

Theatrical release poster
Directed byMarilyn Agrelo
Produced byJana Edelbaum
Rachel Cohen
Written byMichael Ellis
Pamela Falk
StarringJessica Alba
J. K. Simmons
Chris Messina
Bailee Madison
Sophie Nyweide
Music byAndrew Hollander
CinematographyLisa Rinzler
Editing bySabine Hoffmann
StudioKimmel International
Silverwood Films
Distributed byIFC Films (United States)
MPI Home Video (US DVD)
Pinema (Turkey)
Release date(s)
  • October 7, 2010 (2010-10-07) (Hamptons Film Festival)
  • May 6, 2011 (2011-05-06) (United States)
Running time96 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$49,859[1]
 
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An Invisible Sign

Theatrical release poster
Directed byMarilyn Agrelo
Produced byJana Edelbaum
Rachel Cohen
Written byMichael Ellis
Pamela Falk
StarringJessica Alba
J. K. Simmons
Chris Messina
Bailee Madison
Sophie Nyweide
Music byAndrew Hollander
CinematographyLisa Rinzler
Editing bySabine Hoffmann
StudioKimmel International
Silverwood Films
Distributed byIFC Films (United States)
MPI Home Video (US DVD)
Pinema (Turkey)
Release date(s)
  • October 7, 2010 (2010-10-07) (Hamptons Film Festival)
  • May 6, 2011 (2011-05-06) (United States)
Running time96 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$49,859[1]

An Invisible Sign is a 2010 American drama film directed by Marilyn Agrelo and starring Jessica Alba, J. K. Simmons, Chris Messina, Sophie Nyweide, and Bailee Madison. Based on the 2001 novel An Invisible Sign of My Own by Aimee Bender, the film is about a painfully withdrawn young woman who, as a child, turned to math for comfort after her father became ill, and now as an adult, teaches the subject and must help her students through their own crises.[2] For her performance in the film, Bailee Madison received a 2011 Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance in a Feature Film.[3]

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Plot

Mona Gray (Jessica Alba) systematically withdraws from life into a world of mathematics after a mysterious mental illness leaves her father (John Shea) incapacitated and a shell of his former self. Forced by her mother to move out on her own, Mona gets a job as a math teacher at an elementary school. There she discovers she has an unorthodox talent for teaching and finds herself thrust back into life again, with children to care for, and a reason to live. Mona takes special interest in one of her students, Lisa Venus (Sophie Nyweide), whose mother is dying of cancer. When fellow teacher Ben Smith (Chris Messina) shows romantic interest in her, Mona reverts back to some of her old self-destructive impulses. Eventually, Mona discovers her value in the love she shows her students, and Ben's patience is finally rewarded as the two find love in each other.

Cast

Production

Script

Aimee Bender's 2001 novel An Invisible Sign of My Own was adapted for the screen by The Wedding Planner scribes Michael Ellis and Pamela Falk.[4]

Filming locations
Release

A test screening was shown at Comsewogue High School in Port Jefferson Station, New York. The film premiered at the 18th Hamptons International Film Festival[6] on October 7, 2010. It was released through video on demand on April 1, 2011, and premiered in theaters on May 6, 2011.[7]

References

  1. ^ "An Invisible Sign". Box Office Mojo. http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=intl&id=invisiblesign.htm. Retrieved February 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ "An Invisible Sign". Internet Movie Database. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1212454/. Retrieved February 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Awards for An Invisible Sign". Internet Movie Database. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1212454/awards. Retrieved February 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Full cast and crew for An Invisible Sign". Internet Movie Database. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1212454/fullcredits#cast. Retrieved February 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Filming locations for An Invisible Sign". Internet Movie Database. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1212454/locations. Retrieved February 19, 2012. 
  6. ^ "HIFF 2010 Program Announced". hamptonsfilmfest.org. September 15, 2010. http://hamptonsfilmfest.org/2010/09/2010hiffprogra/. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  7. ^ "An Invisible Sign". IFC Films. http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/an-invisible-sign. Retrieved March 17, 2011. 

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