Echo Park

2014 | USA | NR | 88 min.


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Film Info
Section:US Official Selection: Narrative
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Release Year:2014
Runtime:88 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Mamie Gummer
Anthony Okungbowa
Maurice Compte
Ricky Rico
Gale Harold
Director:Amanda Marsalis
Produced by:Eric Hayes
Anthony Okungbowa
Screenwriter:Catalina Aguilar Mastretta
Cinematography:Jason McCormick
Editing By:Nina Lucia
Greg O'Bryant


Prepare to be charmed by this breezy color-blind romance that will move you with its sweet simplicity and the kind of intimate, honest filmmaking that we see far too little of today. Looking to escape the numbing constraints of a coddled Beverly Hills life, Sophie moves to a rental in hip Echo Park. When she responds to a used couch ad, she meet-cutes with Alex, and sparks fly during a conversation about Prince rarities on vinyl. With Alex’s impending move overseas a mere fortnight away, the two embark on a “no-risk” causal romance, but they soon realize that, when it comes to matters of the heart, there’s no such thing as risk-free. Mamie Gummer (“The Good Wife”) and Tony Okungbowa play the nuances of falling in love to poignant perfection in this lovely and wistful exploration of the heart, which uniquely puts a woman’s self-fulfillment at the forefront of the story. Scheduled to Appear via Skype: Director Amanda Marsalis