People, Places, Things

Saturday Night Party | May 23

USA | 2015 | 86 minutes | James C. Strouse

A bumbling New York comic book artist, played with awkward charm by Jemaine Clement (“Flight of the Conchords,” What We Do in the Shadows), must deal with the trials and tribulations of being a single dad to his twin six-year-old daughters. Actor Jemaine Clement scheduled to attend.

May 23, 2015
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
6:00 PM Date has passed

Actor Jemaine Clement scheduled to attend

May 24, 2015
SIFF Cinema Egyptian  
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May 23 screening and party is on STANDBY. There are advance tickets available.

Saturday Night Party | May 23 | Film: SIFF Cinema Uptown | Party: Kaspars (19 West Harrison)

Breezy and warm, James C. Strouse’s romantic comedy combines levity and honesty as it explores life after a major breakup. A year after graphic novelist Will Henry (Jemaine Clement, “Flight of the Conchords,” What We Do in the Shadows) catches his wife with another man during their twin daughters’ fifth birthday party, he finds himself putting his personal art aside to teach cartooning. After one of his talented students, Kat (Jessica Williams, “The Daily Show”), invites him to dinner in order to meet her mother Diane (Regina Hall, Think Like a Man), Will finds himself forging a connection with her while attempting to balance his life as a father and an artist. Clement’s charming, understated performance imbues Will’s story with genuine gravitas while Hall and Williams also hold the screen, bringing nuanced and holistic interpretations of a woman forging on from past mistakes with men and her artistically ambitious daughter. Strouse utilizes the colorful background of New York City, composer Mark Orton’s score, and Will’s heavily featured illustrations to create a pleasant and airy feel upon which the film expertly soars.

Director Biography
James Strouse was born in Goshen, Indiana and currently teaches writing and directing at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He wrote the film Lonesome Jim, directed by Steve Buscemi, and made his directorial debut with 2007’s Grace Is Gone, which won Sundance’s Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award.

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Director: James C. Strouse
Principal Cast: Jemaine Clement, Regina Hall, Stephanie Allynne, Jessica Williams, Gia Gadsby
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Running Time: 86 minutes
Producer: Michael Clark, Alex Turtletaub
Screenplay: Jim Strouse
Cinematographers: Chris Teague
Editors: Colleen Sharp
Music: Mark Orton
Website: Official Film Website
Filmography: The Winning Season (2009), Grace is Gone (2007)
Language: English
Format: DCP
International Sales: Visit Films
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