U.S., 1994, 91 min, Dir. Tom Noonan, Rated R, Oscilloscope Laboratories


What Happened Was...

Available Virtually 1/29

"Superb... One of my favorite films of the year. I've always felt there was a great film to be made out of a first date... Now I've seen it.” —Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune

"Compellingly written and acted, it paints an achingly realistic picture of people desperately trying to connect." —Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

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Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, What Happened Was... is Tom Noonan's directorial debut. A darkly humorous take on dating dread. Featuring powerhouse performances by Noonan and Karen Sillas as two lonely hearts spending one claustrophobic Friday night together in an imposing apartment, the film exposes with startling clarity the ways in which we struggle to connect. Distributor Oscilloscope Laboratories undertook a brand new 4K restoration from the film's original 35mm negative and is making this pristine version widely available for the first time since the 90s.


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