Landline

The new collaboration between Gillian Robespierre & Jenny Slate (Obvious Child)!

R, 93 minutes

When wild teenager Ali (newcomer Abby Quinn) discovers her father (John Turturro) may be having an affair, she ropes her older sister Dana (Jenny Slate, Gifted, Obvious Child)—who is recently engaged and struggling with her own fidelity—into helping her uncover the truth. The two siblings attempt to investigate without tipping off their mother (Edie Falco) and discover the messy reality of love and sex in the process. Filmmaker Gillian Robespierre (in her second collaboration with Slate and writer Elisabeth Holm following their breakout hit Obvious Child) lovingly recaptures the ubiquitous cigarette smoke and payphones of 1990s Manhattan in this warm and insightful comedic drama about a family united by secrets and lies. (2017, Gillian Robespierre, R, 93 min, DCP)

“Landline is a textured, silly, sweet, and deeply felt comedy that traces the distance between the most satisfied parts of ourselves and the most desperate, between the people we are and the people we think we should be, and it finds that — for better or worse — we’re all stuck somewhere in between.” -Indiewire
 
“Few period pieces get our dynamic relationship with the now so right, or chart so smartly how the present shifts even under the feet of the youngish.” -Village Voice
 
“With Landline, Robespierre once again proves herself to be one of the funnier filmmakers working. Just as important, she proves herself to be one of the more empathetic directors out there.” -Salon.com


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