Tuesday 12 November 2019 at 7.30pm
Actress Dolly Wells’ directorial debut exposes introvert life in this engaging coming of age drama. Lillian, excellently played by Grace Van Patten, an “entitled oaf” is dumped by equally selfish Dad on Julia Price (Emily Mortimer) a successful writer. Hostilities commence at the first awkward meal, then they start communicating via tetchily witty notes. Established writers, satirically playing themselves at interview, punctuate the film; Zadie Smith and Jonathan Ames talk on Julia’s work and perfection while Martin Amis dismisses happiness.
2019 | Dir Dolly Wells | 91min | USA
The programme will also include our current BRIT School Showcase film Evening (U, 3 mins), a Year 12 music video directed by Alice Pearson, James Mason and Rachel Goulding. The music is by Will Beresford. We look forward to welcoming Alice, James and Rachel for a short Q&A that will take place after the 12 November screening.