When Cynthia (Jillian Bell) is left with a sword as her sole inheritance after her grandfather dies, she and her girlfriend Mary (Michaela Watkins) try to sell it for a lot of money by saying it’s proof of the South winning the Civil War.
Director Lynn Shelton has crafted a Film that studies how people will believe anything, no matter how absurd, if they want to. She uses the extremely far-right as her believers. They believe that this sword and the hilariously-random story Cynthia and Mary are spewing about it, is true, simply because it plays into their beliefs. It’s a highly-intelligent Film that boasts all around amazing performances from Bell, Watkins, Jon Bass and a knock-out performance from Marc Maron.
Sword of Trust screens at SXSW on March 8 at 9:15 PM at ZACH Theatre, March 11 at 9 PM at Atom Theatre, and March 13 at 2:30 PM at Alamo Lamar D.
When Brittany (Julian Bell) tries to scam a doctor into giving her Aderall, she finds out that she actually has health issues due to her weight. She realizes quickly that gym memberships are too expensive for her pay grade and takes up running again. She learns she really loves the way running makes her feel and sets out to run, and finish the New York City Marathon.
Brittany Runs A Marathon speaks to internal truths of how our external appearance effects how both others treat us, and how we treat and think about ourselves. Writer-Director Paul Downs Colaizzo has crafted a beautiful Film that offers equal amounts of Comedy and Drama. It also proves that Bell shouldn’t be put into a category solely as comedic. She carries the Film with a heartfelt knockout performance.
Brittany Runs A Marathon screens at Sundance on Jan 28 at 12:15PM at Eccles PC, Jan 29 at 11:30AM at The MARC PC, Jan 31 at 2:30PM at The MARC PC, Feb 1 at 3PM at Library PC, and Feb 2 at 3:15PM at Grand Theatre SLC.
We just can’t get enough of Comedies about girls just having some fun! With an all-star cast, ROUGH NIGHT already looks like one of this summer’s funniest (and messiest) adventures on-screen! I admit, we’re super curious about seeing Scarlett Johansson in a comedy.
Five best friends from college (played by Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer and Zoë Kravitz) reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. Their hard partying takes a hilariously dark turn when they accidentally kill a male stripper. Amidst the craziness of trying to cover it up, they’re ultimately brought closer together when it matters most.
See the Red-Band Trailer:
Sony Pictures Canada release ROUGH NIGHTFriday, June 16, 2017.