Jennifer and David aren’t exactly a New York power couple. While Jennifer’s star has risen with her first novel’s publication, her partner and literary mentor David has struggled in her shadows. When the two get separated on the way to a publisher’s salon in the suburbs, David is left to fend for himself amongst a collection of oddballs from the margins of the city’s intelligentsia. Laura Terruso’s comedy features a bevy of inspired cameos including an operatic interlude by Michigan native and polymath performer Joseph Keckler.
Comedy, Drama, 96 minutes
HHM Jury Nomination: Best Feature Film
-Cast: Wyatt Cenac, Greta Lee, Maria Dizzia, Alex Karpovsky, Ben Sinclair, Onur Turkel, John Rothman, Louis -Cancelmi, Larry Murphy, Sam Seder
-Writer and Director: Laura Terruso
-Executive Producer: Stacey Parks
-Producers: Margherita Arco, Neda Armian, Laura Terruso
-Recently Screened At: SXSW (World Premiere), Sarasota Film Festival, Nantucket Film Festival
-Screening Details: 9/29 | 2pm | Scottish Rite Cathedral AND 10/1 | 4:30pm | Scottish Rite Cathedral
The short film Light Sight will screen before the feature.
Light Sight Animation, Drama, Musical | 8 minutes
A happy stick figure is born into a tall tower lined with balls. With practice, he finds he can manipulate the balls to make lights, colors, and sounds. But there is one big ball that lords it over stick boy that he can’t reach. Seyed Tabatabaei’s provocative entry from Iran uses computer animation to raise deep questions about man, God, and balls.
Writer & Director: Seyed M. Tabatabaei | Producer: Simin Farrokh Ahmadi | Recently Screened At: WV FILMmakers Festival (Best Animation), Nahal Student Short Film Festival – Tehran (Best Animation)