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YEAR 2014

SECTION Premieres

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 78 min

Elle, a onetime successful poet, abruptly breaks up with Olive, her girlfriend of four months. But before she gets a chance to get overly sentimental, her granddaughter, Sage, unexpectedly shows up with an emergency that requires money. With the clock ticking, the two set out in a vintage Dodge and drop in on Elle’s old friends and flames, asking for help but instead ending up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets. As they kick up a storm all over town, Elle’s tough front reveals she is still reeling over the loss of her longtime partner, Vi, who recently passed away.

Lily Tomlin’s famously impeccable timing and whiplash wit are in delightfully top form here, and complementing the geared-up narrative is super-sharp dialogue. Rising young star Julia Garner keeps up with Tomlin, while Marcia Gay Harden deliciously plays the mother, the only person who can temper Tomlin’s loud mouth. Versatile storyteller writer/director Paul Weitz’s exuberant new comedy is a passionate, edgy, intergenerational story featuring an all-star female trifecta. —C.D.

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COMPANY Depth of Field

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Artist Bio

Paul Weitz has written and directed films including American Pie, About a Boy (Academy Award nomination with his brother Chris), In Good Company, American Dreamz, Being Flynn, and Admission. With Chris, he wrote the animated movie Antz. As a playwright, Paul Weitz works with Second Stage Theatre in New York. His published plays include Privilege, Roulette, Show People, Trust, and Lonely I'm Not. He acted in the film Chuck and Buck.