A Slipping-Down Life

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1999 romantic drama film directed by Toni Kalem.

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Taylor in 2013

Lili Taylor

American actress.

American actress.

Taylor in 2013

She came to prominence with supporting parts in the films Mystic Pizza (1988) and Say Anything... (1989), before establishing herself as one of the key figures of 1990s independent cinema with starring roles in Bright Angel (1990), Dogfight (1991), Household Saints, Short Cuts (both 1993), The Addiction, Cold Fever (both 1995), I Shot Andy Warhol, Girls Town (both 1996), Pecker (1998), and A Slipping-Down Life (1999).

Pearce in 2012

Guy Pearce

English-born Australian actor.

English-born Australian actor.

Pearce in 2012
Pearce at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival

He recorded the soundtrack for A Slipping-Down Life, singing and playing guitar on cover versions of songs by Ron Sexsmith, Vic Chesnutt and Robyn Hitchcock.

William Faulkner's Underwood Universal Portable typewriter in his office at Rowan Oak, which is now maintained by the University of Mississippi in Oxford as a museum

Anne Tyler

American novelist, short story writer, and literary critic.

American novelist, short story writer, and literary critic.

William Faulkner's Underwood Universal Portable typewriter in his office at Rowan Oak, which is now maintained by the University of Mississippi in Oxford as a museum

Tyler began writing again in 1970 and had published three more novels by 1974—A Slipping-Down Life, The Clock Winder, and Celestial Navigation.

Rue in September 2010

Sara Rue

American actress.

American actress.

Rue in September 2010

She has appeared in several films: A Map of the World, Can't Hardly Wait, A Slipping Down Life, Idiocracy, Gypsy 83 and had a small part as a babysitter in Gore Verbinski's adaptation of The Ring.

Toni Kalem as Angie Perrini with Leon Russom as Willis Frame in Another World, in 1976.

Toni Kalem

American actress, screenwriter and director.

American actress, screenwriter and director.

Toni Kalem as Angie Perrini with Leon Russom as Willis Frame in Another World, in 1976.

In 1999, Kalem wrote and directed the film A Slipping Down Life.

Tom Bower (actor)

American actor.

American actor.

1999 A Slipping-Down Life as Mr. Decker