Directors Thomas Beatty & Rebecca Fishman, actors Gillian Jacobs, Zachary Knighton, David Krumholtz & Melanie Lynskey scheduled to attend | June 1 & June 2
USA | 2013 | 90 minutes | Rebecca Fishman, Thomas Beatty
Andrew, despondent over the death of his mother, and his girlfriend invite their best friends for a desert retreat of emotional healing--via a surprise therapeutic orgy. Once this absurd and troubling request is revealed, their bonds begin to fracture in unexpected and often hilarious ways.
June 1, 2013
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival
|9:30 PM||Date has passed|
June 2, 2013
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival
|3:30 PM||Date has passed|
The June 2 screening is on STANDBY. There are no advance tickets available.
Andrew (David Krumholtz), despondent over the death of his mother, invites his closest friends, two couples, and his devoted girlfriend Hannah (Melanie Lynskey), to join him in the Joshua Tree desert for an emotionally healing retreat—which just so happens to include a therapeutic orgy. His shocking request is dismissed as a joke, but Andrew is convinced that feeling a wealth of love all at once is the only way he can overcome depression. An outrageous weekend transpires as this group of friends debate Andrew's request, share uncomfortable hot tub time, and visit a nearby town in hopes of finding an alternate solution with some ladies of the night. But the time to decide is running out, and Andrew is becoming more and more unhinged. Using the magical, desolate landscape of the Joshua Tree desert as their backdrop, husband and wife directorial team Thomas Beatty and Rebecca Fishman explore the comedic depths of despair, relationships, sexual longing, and unjust demands with a top-notch ensemble cast that also includes Gillian Jacobs (Community), Ahna O'Reilly (The Help), and Jason Ritter, plus a moving cameo from the legendary Ned Beatty.
Rebecca Fishman is a photographer, director, and producer. In her 10 years working in TV commercials, she helped produce award-winning spots for such companies as RSA (Ridley & Tony Scott), Partizan, Directors' Bureau (Mike Mills, Sofia Coppola) and HSI (David LaChapelle, Sam Bayer). Rebecca shot and directed the short film and the web TV pilot, Kiss n' Tell. As a photographer, Rebecca has shot for The Atlantic, C Magazine, LA Weekly, Serious Eats, and Curbed.
Thomas Beatty worked as personal assistant to producer Richard S. Wright on such films as Crank, The Dead Girl, The Midnight Meat Train, and Gamer. Teddy Bears is his directorial debut.
Sponsored in part by Star 101.5, Ingeniux, ShadowCatcher Entertainment
|Director:||Rebecca Fishman, Thomas Beatty|
|Principal Cast:||David Krumholtz, Melanie Lynskey, Gillian Jacobs, Zachary Knighton, Ahna O'Reilly, Jason Ritter, Ned Beatty|
|Running Time:||90 minutes|
|Producer:||Jennifer Westin, Thomas Beatty|
|Filmography:||Debut Feature Film|