The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. For more information on films playing in the Cinémathèque, please call 773-281-4114. To order advance tickets online, visit the TicketWeb website by clicking here.
Special Jury Prize for Screenplay Sarasota Film Fest
"A strong indie cast" -Variety
"The film's DIY ethos has a heart" -New York Times
Recommended! "Richard's Wedding captures a certain here-comes-midlife-crisis-soon-enough haplessness with zealous verve" -NewCity Chicago
Richard's Wedding is an irreverent, often politically incorrect and ultimately touching film that takes one of film's most popular genres, the wedding movie, and gives it a much-needed overhaul. This odd comedy follows Tuna (writer/director Onur Tukel, Septien) and long time friend, Alex (Jennifer Prediger, Uncle Kent), on their quest to attend Richard's wedding in Central Park. The duo meet up with their motley assortment of old friends only to revive old jealousies and debates on politics, religion, and the meaning of success, as the whole party runs the risk of going off the rails in a downpour of rain and emotions.
Richard's Wedding is a hilarious look at a group of thirtysomethings that calls to mind the ensemble films of the 1970s, but with a fresh and confident cast that includes some of contemporary American independent film's wittiest performers. It is also a look at the reluctant maturity of its characters who finally realize the true nature of friendship and marriage.