Audience Choice Award
"Perfectly encapsulates the vibrant cynicism at the root of American underground filmmaking today... [Director Drew Tobia is] A truly original voice"
"A confident step into a new frontier of what could be called 'unbearable comedy'"
"Tobia approaches comedy in the same way that John Cassavetes did, which is to say that he embraces the absurdity of human behavior at the same time that he recoils from it"
"A black comedy that offers no apologies for its dysfunctional characters and scorched-earth dialogue. [Eleanore] Pienta's comic physicality is a grace note. Even as Mona stubbornly fails at life, she succeeds as a one-woman wrecking crew"
Wall Street Journal
"A real treat, a genuine discovery, a whirling dervish of a movie... it feels alive in the ways only superior works of art can"
"Like [Roman Polanski's Repulsion] , Tuesday locks the viewer into a disturbed character's head space, generating terror from the possibility it will erupt upon the world at large"
In this dark comedy, Mona (Eleanore Pienta), an abrasive pregnant woman and social misfit, lives in a one-room rental, while working at a crappy supermarket. She only seems to visit one person, her alcoholic mother, May (Dana Eskelson), and since no father is in the picture, nor friends, there is not a lot of hope for Mona. A nervous breakdown is in sight, so she reaches out to her sister, Jordan (Molly Plunk), who has not forgiven their mother for her neglect. Both of these sisters tend to alienate people, though Jordan leans on the pose of being an artist, living off an indulgent girlfriend Sylve (Keisha Zollar). In the final days of her pregnancy, Mona tries to draw her mother, sister, and anybody who happens to get caught up in her hectic life closer together, as she drifts further from reality. Together they try to find peace with each other and work out their family's issues, but things do not quite work out exactly as everybody would like.
See You Next Tuesday presents itself as an uncomfortable drama, a film that will undoubtedly make some members of the audience squirm uneasily in their seats owing to its lurid subject matter. However, it is also a tragic and gritty tale of Hollywood reinvented, which has outstanding cast performances in this remarkably honest portrait of family dynamics at their most toxic, with unexpected moments of poignancy and humor.
Directed by Drew Tobia, U.S.A., 2013, 82 mins.
- Mon.Thurs., Sept. 2225 at 7 & 9 pm
$9 general admission
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