The film “The Ice Storm” (1997) shows many of New Canaan's modern houses, both inside and out.

The film (and Rick Moody's novel of the same name, upon which it's based) takes place in New Canaan; a mostly glass house situated on Laurel Road is prominently featured.

“The Ice Storm” is a drama directed by Ang Lee, based on the 1994 novel of the same name by Moody.

The film features an ensemble cast of Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, Katie Holmes, Glenn Fitzgerald, Jamey Sheridan and Sigourney Weaver (above).

Set during Thanksgiving 1973, “The Ice Storm” is about two dysfunctional New Canaan upper-class families who are trying to deal with tumultuous social changes of the early 1970s, and their escapism through alcohol, adultery, and sexual experimentation.

The film opened in the United States on Sept. 26, 1997. Its release was limited and it ultimately grossed $8 million on a budget of $18 million.

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The year the New Canaan-based movie “The Ice Storm” was released.

A special two-disc DVD set was released as part of the Criterion Collection on March 18, 2008.