Mr. Roosevelt

2017 | USA | NR | 90 min.

Showings

Central High School Auditorium Sat, Jul 29, 2017 6:00 PM
City Opera House Sun, Jul 30, 2017 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Fiction
Release Year:2017
Runtime:90 min.
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Noël Wells
Produced by:Michael B. Clark
Chris Ohlson
Alex Turtletaub
Screenwriter:Noël Wells
Cinematography:Dagmar Weaver-Madsen
Editing By:Terel Gibson
Cast:Britt Lower
Daniella Pineda
Doug Benson
Noël Wells
Nick Thune

Description

Emily is having a tough time. After two years pursuing comedy in LA, all she has to show for it is a viral video calling card that did little for her career and even less for her bank account. So when her ex calls with the news that their once-shared cat is ill, it doesn’t take much for Emily to hop on the first plane and return to her old stomping grounds. Back in Austin, Texas, things don’t go quite the way she expected—her cat has passed away, her hipster-turned-yuppie ex has a perfect new live-in girlfriend, and without anywhere else to stay, she’s suddenly their guest in her old home. And so an urban odyssey of biting comedic set pieces—from awkward dinners to one really sick house party—ensues, as Emily attempts to navigate the city and people she left behind while keeping some sense of identity intact. SNL alum and “Master of None” star Noël Wells makes a sharp, unflinching directorial debut that feels real, relatable, and lived-in, and she is endlessly endearing in this can’t-miss indie, one of our favorite discoveries of the fest.

PRE-SHOW MUSIC BY
Angela Josephine (Sat)
Zeke Clemons (Sun)

SPONSORED BY
Brian Rathke, DDS (Sat)
Northway Orthodontics--Bill & Carin Northway (Sat)
Thomas Earwood, M.D. & Amy Radford Earwood (Sun)

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