Dir. Gregg Arakai
Starring Mark Howell, John Lacques, and Darcy Marta
Araki’s first feature film, Three Bewildered People in the Night (1987)— made with only $5,000—follows Alicia (Darcy Marta), who is obsessed with making confessional video tapes; her best friend and fellow struggling artist David (Mark Howell), who is considerably confused about sex and love; and Alicia’s alienated, live-in boyfriend Craig (John Lacques), who develops an affection for David that he finds difficult to define. As their romantic leanings begin to blend, the unlikely threesome falls headfirst into a love triangle that forever changes their lives.