Paul Bartel

"Shelf Life" gets New Life

Jul 5, 2020

The late Paul Bartel was a prolific independent film director who made Eating Raoul and other movies known for their dark humor.

His last film, Shelf Life, was critically acclaimed but never distributed. The movie’s premise, three siblings growing up in a bomb shelter, is resonating with audiences who are sheltering in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.

After sitting on a shelf for a quarter century, the film is about to have a new life.

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