7 Chinese Brothers


State Theatre Sat, Aug 1, 2015 9:00 PM
Kitchen Choreography
Bijou by the Bay Sun, Aug 2, 2015 9:00 PM
Gallery Fifty
Film Info
Release Year:2015
Runtime:76 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Jason Schwartzman
Stephen Root
Olympia Dukakis
Alex Karpovsky
Jonathan Togo
Nick W. Nicholson
Director:Bob Byington
Produced by:Seana Flanagan
Molly Christie Benson
Nancy Schafer
Screenwriter:Bob Byington
Cinematography:Adam Ginsberg
Editing By:Robert Greene
Leah Marino
Music By:Chris Baio


Jason Schwartzman gives a finely nuanced performance as Larry, a good-hearted slacker with few friends and even fewer career prospects. His cantankerous grandmother (Oscar-winner Olympia Dukakis) tolerates the time he spends attempting to be a good grandson, but essentially he lives the life of a man more comfortable in the company of his sleepy French bulldog (Schwartzman’s scene-stealing, real-life pet) than with other humans. Larry’s life gets a much-needed shot in the arm when he stumbles into a Quick- Lube job he actually likes. And the job comes with an attractive female boss (Eleanore Pienta) he likes a lot more-maybe even enough to keep the job and win the girl. Writer-director and TCFF regular Bob Byington’s latest work is perhaps his best, an existential comedy that shrewdly observes the mundane details of American workaday existence. In Person: Director Bob Byington. Scheduled to Appear via Skype: Jason Schwartzman (Sat).