Release date2003 GenresDrama, Indie film, Romance Film, Family Drama CastJennifer Elster (Lilli Black), Susan Floyd (Louise), Larry Pine (Mr. Wiley), Leslie Lyles (Mrs. Wiley), Mark Margolis (Grandpa Black), Richard Wilkinson (Will) Similar moviesThe Visit (2000), Uncertainty (2008), The Perfect Age of Rock n Roll (2009), Waterborne (2005), Smithereens (1982)
TaglineIn 48 hours, some fall apart ... some piece themselves together.
Particles of Truth is a 2003 low-budget independent film directed, written by and starring Jennifer Elster, with Gale Harold. The film was released on July 26, 2005 by Hart Sharp Video. It premiered in the Tribeca Film Festival in 2003.
The film follows the lives of 10 dysfunctional individuals for 48 hours before the grand opening of an art show, focusing particularly on one dysfunctional couple played by Elster and Harold.
When this couple (Lili and Morrison) kiss for the first time, Lili goes into his bathroom and has flashbacks of her mother and realizes that she is not ready for a relationship. The film concludes that only with closure of her past, can she commit to a healthy relationship in the future.
It competed in the narrative section of the IFP/Los Angeles Film Festival. The film continued to screen at film festivals nationally and internationally during 2003 and 2004.
In 2003, it won the Austin Film Festival Jury Award for Best Feature and in 2004, it won the Best High Definition Feature Film at the HD Fest. It mostly has favorable reviews. The Los Angeles Times noted that "The images of 'Particle of Truth' are so sharp and cut so deep. It's as if its writer-producer-director Jennifer Elster made them with a scalpel.' Other positive comments include "standout performances...its damn fine," and "NY indie airily pulls of what Hollywood mightily strives for--believable romantic comedy".