#SUNDANCE: “IMAGINARY ORDER”
Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
The Film follows mild OCD-afflicted Cathy (Wendi McLendon-Covey) whose life begins to spiral out of control when she believes her husband is having an affair and her teenage daughter begins keeping things from her.
Imaginary Order is an in-depth character study of a woman who happily created her life around being a good mother and wife. Writer-Director Debra Eisenstadt has created a beautiful Indie film that examines what happens to our mental and emotional self when we feel our lives beginning to change. McLendon-Covey has made an impressive transition from Comedy to Drama in her portrayal of Cathy.
Imaginary Order screens at Sundance on Jan 26 at 6PM at Library PC, Jan 27 at 1PM at Redstone 2 PC, Jan 28 at 10PM at Rose Wagner SLC, Jan 31 at 9:30PM at Eccles PC, and Feb 1 at 11:30AM at Egyptian PC.
#SUNDANCE: DAY FOUR SIGHTINGS + RECAP AT 2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
If there’s one Film coming out of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival with a lot of buzz, that would be THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO. The Drama directed by Joe Talbot centers on a man searching for home in a city that seems to have left him behind. It stars Co-Writer Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, Thora Birch, Danny Glover and Finn Wittrock. Our Amanda Gilmore spotted Fails, Majors and Morgan causing a commotion with autograph seekers after the Film receive a warm reception last night at the Festival. A24 distributes the Film, while Brad Pitt‘s Plan B Entertainment produces. We hear there were 100+ people on-standby to screen the Film tonight!
Biographical Sports Dramedy FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY which is based on the true story of WWE star Paige is a surprise addition to the Festival, set to premiere tomorrow. Paige who is played in the February release by Florench Pugh, was spotted about and about with Pugh. Many are wondering if Dwayne Johnson might be making an appearance at Sundance now too!
While we know Wendi McLendon-Covey mostly for her comedic work, she comes to Sundance with IMAGINARY ORDER. The Drama sees an obsessive-compulsive suburban mom’s sexual and moral unravelling and fans went wild for the star who was seen out doing press.
Oscar-nominated Chiwetel Ejiofor makes his directorial debut with THE MAN WHO HARNESSED THE WIND, based on the Novel by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. Ejiofor also writes the Adaptation and stars in the the Drama. Amanda spotted him out being very giving to fans!
She speaks highly of THE FAREWELL which sees breakout star of Ocean’s 8 and Crazy Rich Asians, Awkwafina, stretch her dramatic wings. Check-out her review here. The Film sold for $7 million to A24.
And of course, she was lucky enough to get into a screening of hotly-buzzed EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE starring Zac Efron! He really is that good in it we’re hearing. More here.
Some Snaps from Amanda:
Jonathan Majors, The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Jimmie Fails, The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Rob Morgan, The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Wendi McLendon-Covey, Imaginary Order
WWE star Paige, Fighting with my Family
Chiwetel Ejiofor, The Man Who Harnessed the Wind
(Photo credit: Amanda Gilmore)