Rainbow Time

USA | 2016 | 91 minutes | Linas Phillips

This provocative yet endearing comedy, produced by the Duplass brothers, introduces Shonzi (Linas Phillips), a developmentally disabled 40-year-old virgin obsessed with The Fonz, filmmaking, and getting laid, who may derail his brother's new relationship.

Friday, May 20, 2016

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Todd (Timm Sharp, "Undeclared") and Lindsay (Melanie Lynskey, Heavenly Creatures, "Togetherness") have been dating for six months, and it's just about time to meet Todd's family. Easier said than done, because while Todd's widowed father Peter (Tobin Bell, Saw) is a warm, patient man, Todd's brother Shawn—or as he'd prefer, Shonzi—is a big old pain in the ass. Played by writer/director Linas Phillips (Bass Ackwards, SIFF 2010), Shonzi is a loud, Fonz-obsessed, developmentally delayed 40-year-old who at best has trouble picking up on social cues and at worst is wildly inappropriate around virtually everybody, especially women. Despite Shonzi's constant sexual come-ons, Lindsay sees a sweetness within him and agrees to take part in his home movies—little VHS-shot action parodies that he's been making since childhood—and when Peter suffers a heart attack, Lindsay offers for Shonzi to stay with her and Todd, hoping to deepen the brothers' estranged relationship. However, nothing is ever that simple: Todd is hiding a sexual fetish from his girlfriend; Lindsay is still emotionally fragile due to her impending divorce from Adam (executive producer Jay Duplass, "Transparent"); and Shonzi has major boundary issues that would land most people in jail. Despite its bite, Rainbow Time is a thoroughly engrossing and compassionate dramedy that refuses to shy away from its dark edges.

Director Biography
Linas Phillips is a writer, director, and actor with credits that include several critically acclaimed films. His 2006 documentary Walking to Werner won SIFF's Special Jury Prize. That year, Filmmaker Magazine listed him as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Phillips studied acting at New York University but has since discovered a love for directing.

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  • Director: Linas Phillips
  • Principal Cast: Linas Phillips, Melanie Lynskey, Timm Sharp, Tobin Bell, Jay Duplass, Artemis Pebdani, Lauren Weedman
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 91 minutes
  • Producer: Ian Michaels, Mel Eslyn, Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass, Linas Phillips, Natalie Qasabian
  • Screenplay: Linas Phillips
  • Cinematographers: Nathan M. Miller
  • Editors: Libby Cuenin, Nathan Whiteside
  • Music: Heather McIntosh
  • Filmography: Bass Ackwards (2010); Great Speeches from a Dying World (doc, 2009); Walking to Werner (doc, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: ICM Partners