Director Diane Crespo, actor Joshua Leonard, and writer/co-producer Paul Marcarelli scheduled to attend | June 7 & June 9
Laugh legend Carol Kane (Taxi, Annie Hall) headlines this ensemble comedy as an eccentric matriarch forced to clean up her act, and her obsessive hoarding, when the county health department comes calling.
|June 7, 2013||7:00 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||Date has passed|
|June 9, 2013||11:30 AM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||Date has passed|
Charlie Bradford is haunted by his mother's hoarding. An eccentric, often depressed widow, his mother, Linda (Carol Kane), has amassed an incomprehensible amount of things: boxes and piles of trinkets, toys, mugs, trash. Her love for her unreasonable collection is as stubborn and strong as her hold on her children—Charlie (Joshua Leonard), an aspiring filmmaker in his 30s, feels tied to her, and his younger sisters, Lisa (Natasha Lyonne) and Penny (Halley Feiffer), still live with her. Lisa, a brassy, sarcastic health aide, has penchant for petty theft, and painfully shy Penny struggles to begin her career as home stager. When the county health department threatens to take Linda's house, the siblings must help their mother part with her precious collection. As they clear away their mother's copious belongings, the siblings unearth layers of long-held resentment and grief. Punctuated with sequences of colorful stop-motion collages, and studded with moments of laughter, Clutter sorts through the often messy relations of a family that shares the inability to let go.
Diane Crespo co-founded Cicala Filmworks in 1997. She has directed and produced feature films and documentaries, including Arranged (2007) and Contested Streets (2006).
Sponsored in part by Ingeniux, First Sight Productions
|Principal Cast:||Joshua Leonard, Carol Kane, Natasha Lyonne, Halley Feiffer, Kathy Najimy|
|Running Time:||80 minutes|
|Producer:||Paul Marcarelli, Molly Pearson|