Grandma

2015 | USA | R | 79 min.
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Showings

Old Town Playhouse Thu, Aug 1, 2019 3:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Fiction
Release Year:2015
Runtime:79 min.
Rating:R
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Paul Weitz
Produced by:Terry Douglas
Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis
Andrew Mianao
Paul Weitz
Screenwriter:Paul Weitz
Cinematography:Tobias Datum
Editing By:Jon Corn
Cast:Lily Tomlin
Laverne Cox
Judy Greer
John Cho

Description

Lily Tomlin gives a brilliant and biting portrayal of a once-celebrated lesbian poet whose granddaughter unexpectedly shows up in need of $600 and a ride. With no cash to be found and an appointment at the women’s clinic later that afternoon, grandma Elle and granddaughter Sage hop in Elle’s vintage blue Dodge Royal and embark on an urban odyssey across LA. As they travel from old haunt to old flame collecting on debts and asking for money, what initially begins as a buoyant intergenerational comedy reveals its emotional punch. The standout supporting cast in this sublime day-in-the-life saga includes Marcia Gay Harden as Sage’s career driven mother, and Sam Elliott as a mysterious man from Elle’s past. But it is director Paul Weitz (About a Boy) who brings it all together, masterfully balancing moments of acerbic wit with a poignant story about mothers, daughters, and the grand messiness of life. This special screening is $5.