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a Narrative Feature
Marie (Jane Adams, Happiness) is a well-respected actress in her mid-40s. While she enjoys the freedom her single lifestyle provides, she remains unsure about her future since getting older has exempted her from more acting opportunities. A visit from her 25-year-old niece (Sophia Takal, Green), also an actress, forces her to reflect on aging in Hollywood as well as her relationships with men. Their weekend together is filled with confronting fears, burgeoning relationships, and personal stories that emerge over the course of their late night conversations.
Filmmaker Joe Swanberg (Hannah Takes the Stairs, Alexander the Last, Drinking Buddies) has once again eliciting inspired performances from his actors. Deeply personal and alarmingly direct, Swanberg's work captures the messy intersection of intimacy, aging, technology, responsibility and art in the early years of the twenty-first century. With Larry Fessenden, Ti West and Kent Osborne.
Directed by Joe Swanberg, 2012, U.S.A., 72 mins.