Q&A: Frank Whaley on the Unlikely Friendship at the Heart of ‘Like Sunday, Like Rain’

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When Eleanor (Leighton Meester) loses her waitress job and dumps her cheating boyfriend (Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong), she unexpectedly lands a live-in nanny gig with an unusual charge: 12-year-old musical prodigy Reggie, whose mother (Debra Messing) is extremely wealthy… and not much of a mother. As Eleanor and Reggie (newcomer Julian Shatkin, wise beyond […]

Q&A: Director Sara Colangelo on the Small-Town Drama of ‘Little Accidents’

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A haunting portrait of unintended consequences, Little Accidents follows a small town in the wake of a mining disaster that leaves ten dead and the delicate social fabric of a community in tatters. Its disparate residents become bound to one another through shared grief and a series of shocking revelations: Diana, the chief executive’s wife with a […]

Q&A: Director Michael Walker on ‘The Maid’s Room’

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Note: This interview ran as part of our coverage of the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival. The film, which won the Views From Long Island competition at HIFF 2013, will open in theaters and debut on VOD on August 8, 2014. In The Maid’s Room, Drina, a young immigrant from Colombia, is hired by the Crawford […]

HIFF 2013 Update: Jan Ole Gerster on ‘A Coffee In Berlin’ (fka ‘Oh Boy’)

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Niko Fischer (Tom Schilling) in A Coffee in Berlin, courtesy of Music Box Films Twenty-something ennui (aka “the slacker”) is not endemic to the United States, as evidenced by German director Jan Ole Gerster’s debut feature, A Coffee in Berlin. The film—which swept the German Film Academy Awards—follows a day in the life of Niko […]

Q&A: Ryan McGarry on HIFF 2013 Best Documentary ‘Code Black’

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Code Black, which won the Golden Starfish Award for Best Documentary at the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival, opens at IFC Center in NYC on June 20, with more cities to follow. Tickets are available here. Note: This interview originally ran as part of our coverage of HIFF 2013. “C-Booth,” the trauma bay at the Los Angeles […]