In the Dark

Synopsis: On the way home from an art gallery featuring her work, a talented artist, Ali (Rohm), her husband (Muldoon), and their young child get into a car accident. The woman's husband and child die on impact, while the woman survives, but loses her eyesight. At her doctor's suggestion, Ali hires a caretaker named Jeff (Page) to help her adjust to life as a blind woman, and upon returning home, Jeff's aid proves to be indispensable in helping her acclimate; Ali even meets and quickly befriends her new neighbor, Linda (Elizabeth). It is soon apparent, however, that Jeff is becoming increasingly possessive and jealous of Ali, and his obsession rapidly turns violent when Ali decides she needs less of his assistance because she is ready to resume living independently. Unsurprisingly, Jeff does not take the request well, and Ali is soon forced to use her remaining senses to fight for her life.
Director(s): Richard Gabai
Production: Phase 4 Films
89 min

It's so good to see you.

Thank you for coming.

Have a good night.


Hi, good to see you.

You look beautiful.

This is really something

I'm excited to show you guys.

It's a departure for me

in many ways,

as you know-- you've really

been so loyal

and I appreciate that

so much.

Ms. Lear?

What statement are you

trying to make

with this collection?

Well, I think I'd like the work

to speak for itself.

So, what did you think?

Another grand




Really and truly.

A toast.

.su o

To us.



I'll drive home.


I'm fine.

Miss Lear,

one more thing.

I forgot to ask you

this question.

Why don't you come by

the gallery tomorrow?

Okay, great.

Dan, stop!

You alright?


Stay with me!

We're losing him.

He's dead.

The man and the baby.

Both D.O.A.

Ali, are you sure

about this?

What's the alternative?

Some halfway house for

the newly impaired?

That's not me.

I agree.

I want to go home.

It's not that easy.

You're alone now.

Just a minute!

This is going to be


the young man

I spoke to you about.

I don't want help.

I understand that you don't

want to be a burden on anyone

and it's too soon for you

to see your old friends.

But what am I

supposed to do?

Kick you to the curb?

Come on!

You need someone.

Come in!

Jeff McAuley,

Alejandra Lear.

The artist, right?

Used to be.

Ali the blind now.

Jeff will help you through

the adjustment period.

He can be a great help.

I don't want any help.

I need to do this

on my own.

I know, I understand,

but you need someone

to help you start.

Jeff can be there

at your discretion.

He can be there as much

or as little as you need.


Of course.

You're doing the right thing.

What do you mean?

Dr. Weinette wanted you

to stay at the hospital.

Did you go to

school for this?

All my life.

My mother's blind.

There's a ton of mail and stuff.

I'll get it for you later.

Thank you.

You okay?


I'm right here.

Here. Why don't you

come over here

to this table.

I'll be right back.

I'm going to go put

the groceries down.

I'm going to show you

around, okay?


You just lost your spot.

Here. Go back to

a spot you know.

Now, picture it from here.

Just the way you remember.

Jenny's room.

That's my

daughter's room.

This staircase--

My bedroom

is up there.

This is my studio.

Please stay out.


What time is it?

About 4:


I guess.

The doves will

be here soon.

I spent hours,

endless hours,

painting, sketching,


Just staring at

the colours and the light.

Watching them

come and go.

Jenny loved them.

Anything else?

No, I'm fine.

Alright, then.

See you tomorrow.

Thank you.

I'll lock the door

on the way out.



Ali? You okay?


Is everything okay?


This is my fault.

What's your fault?

Listen-- do you

hear that?

I don't hear



You should hear

Jenny laughing

and Daniel telling her

where her shoes belong

and instead you hear


Ali, you can't

blame yourself.

Maybe I shouldn't

have come here.

Hey. You had to come back.

You know that, right?

How about I make

some coffee?

Smells good.

There is a cup waiting for you

right here on the counter.


I got this.

This is a tough place

to get around.

You just have to dance.


When I was a kid, I asked my mom

how she learned to get around.

She said,

"It's just like dancing".



One, two, three--

green chair.

One, two, three--

other green chair.

One, two, three--

we're in open space.

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