Diane

USA | 2018 | 96 minutes | Kent Jones

Opens April 19, 2019

Diane (Mary Kay Place) lives her life for others, caring for the underserved while denying her own need to live her best life. But when her son Brian (Jake Lacy) relapses into yet another bout of drug abuse, her coping mechanisms are pushed to their limits.

When Diane discovers that her son has fallen off the wagon and has returned to old habits, she immediately digs in and launches a single person (and single-minded) campaign to get him back into rehab, denying her own happiness in the process. Beloved character actor Mary Kay Place (Manny & Lo, Citizen Ruth) astounds in this affecting tale of a middle-aged woman struggling with the burden of continuing to parent for her only child. With Diane, director Kent Jones (Hitchcock/Truffaut, A Letter to Elia) has added a vibrantly engrossing entry in the tradition of the cinema of desperation, one made even more impressive given that it's his first narrative feature.

  • Director: Kent Jones
  • Principal Cast: Mary Kay Place, Jake Lacy, Andrea Martin
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2018
  • Running Time: 96 minutes
  • Producer: Luca Borghese, Ben Howe, Caroline Kaplan, Oren Moverman
  • Screenplay: Kent Jones
  • Cinematographers: Wyatt Garfield
  • Language: English