Pearl

2016 | USA | 6 min.
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Maggie's Plan
The Kubrick at Central Grade School Wed, Jul 27, 2016 6:00 PM
Be careful what you wish for—especially if it involves your handsome co-worker leaving his wife for you. In writer-director Rebecca Miller’s sophisticated screwball comedy, college administrator Maggie (indie ingénue Greta Gerwig) gets more than she bargained for when she falls in love with a charming, married writer on her faculty (Ethan Hawke). Maggie thinks she’s found happily- ever-after when John shows up on her doorstep, professing his love and readiness to leave his cold, academic wife (Julianne Moore). But storybook romances aren’t always what they seem, as Maggie soon discovers. With flawlessly funny performances by the leads, crackling Woody Allen-style wit, and terrific cameos from Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph, you won’t find a more subversive or winsome romantic comedy at the festival.
Maggie's Plan
State Theatre Thu, Jul 28, 2016 9:00 PM
Be careful what you wish for—especially if it involves your handsome co-worker leaving his wife for you. In writer-director Rebecca Miller’s sophisticated screwball comedy, college administrator Maggie (indie ingénue Greta Gerwig) gets more than she bargained for when she falls in love with a charming, married writer on her faculty (Ethan Hawke). Maggie thinks she’s found happily- ever-after when John shows up on her doorstep, professing his love and readiness to leave his cold, academic wife (Julianne Moore). But storybook romances aren’t always what they seem, as Maggie soon discovers. With flawlessly funny performances by the leads, crackling Woody Allen-style wit, and terrific cameos from Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph, you won’t find a more subversive or winsome romantic comedy at the festival.
Shorts: Love & Marriage & Baby Carriage
The Buzz Sat, Jul 30, 2016 3:00 PM
These hilarious and touching stories are about men, women, parents, children, best friends, and the humor that comes from navigating these day-to-day relationships, from age seven to seventy. Set in the family hatchback, “Pearl” tells the life story of a father and daughter using striking animation and music; Danny DeVito directs and stars in “Curmudgeons” about two senior citizens whose relationship shocks their families; a big-hearted stranger turns an accidental pet death into a little girl’s adventure in “Madam Black;” two septuagenarians manifest their petty judgments of others into a darkly comical plan in “Ernestine & Kit;” and a father’s attempt to share a harsh reality with his daughter backfires uproariously in “The Talk.”
Film Info
Section:Short Films
Release Year:2016
Runtime:6 min.
Type of Film:Short Narrative
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Nicki Bluhm
Kelley Stoltz
Director:Patrick Osborne
Produced by:David Eisenmann
Karen Dufilho
Screenwriter:Patrick Osborne
Cinematography:Cassidy Curtis
Editing By:Stevan Riley
Music By:Alexis Harte
JJ Wiesler
Scot Stafford

Description

Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It’s a story about the gifts we hand down and their power to carry love. And finding grace in the unlikeliest of places.

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