The trailer skillfully obscures the central premise of the film, and we’ll pay you the same courtesy; it’s best experienced cold. Suffice it to say that Rooney Mara’s Una and Ben Mendelsohn’s Pete (or so he says) have a dark past, one that the trailer and film communicate through extensive flashback sequences intercut with one harrowing day at the mill where Pete works. They’re on a collision course with a forbidden secret they’ve both buried for years, one that radically changed both of their lives when discovered. There are heated arguments, dramatic knocking-offs of things from tables in one sweeping motion, a painfully awkward champagne toast, and wall-to-wall good acting.
NBCUniversal’s Seeso comedy streaming service has set four new series and four standup specials to bow in the first quarter of next year.
“Shrink” (March 16) follows a recent medical school grad who begins seeing patients solicited from Craigslist in his parent’s garage after losing his medical residency. Tim Baltz stars and co-created the series with Ted Tremper. Chuck Martin, Jean Doumanian, Patrick Daly, and Jonathan Stern exec produce with Baltz and Tremper.
DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary festival, announces the full lineup for its seventh edition, which runs from November 10-17 at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village and Chelsea’s SVA Theatre and Cinepolis Chelsea. The 2016 festival includes 110 feature-length documentaries and has expanded to showcase over 250 films and events overall. This year, there will be 18 world premieres and 19 U.S. premieres, with more than 300 documentary makers and special guests expected to present their films in person.
“Every Brilliant Thing” (Randy Barbato/Fenton Bailey, World Premiere): The filmed version of Jonny Donahoe’s acclaimed one-man show, a life-affirming answer to suicide full of poignancy, humor and audience participation. Courtesy of HBO Documentary Films
Love is a drug-induced psychotic state, right? But what if the drug isn’t pheromone-and-dopamine based but a product of Big Pharma? That’s the question explored inLucy Prebble’s The Effect, by the author of Enron that will have its North American premiere in March at the downtown Barrow Street Theatre. The Effect won the 2012 UK Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play.
Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, Tom Wirtshafterand Patrick Daly announced today that they will present the North American premiere of Olivier Award nominee Duncan Macmillan's highly acclaimed new play, Every Brilliant Thing, at the Barrow Street Theatre