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The Manhattan of 1995: a land without cell phones, but abundant in CD listening stations, bar smoke, and family dysfunction. Enter the Jacobs. Eldest daughter Dana’s looming marriage to straight-laced Ben prompts a willful dive into her wild side, while her younger sister, Ali, is still in high school but leads a covert life of sex, drugs, and clubbing. After discovering love letters penned by their father, the sisters try to expose his apparent affair while keeping it from their all-too-composed mother.

Gillian Robespierre’s follow-up to Obvious Child reprises her talent for subversive comedy and explores how family bonds grow sturdier through lying, cheating, and strife. Compelled by the emotional snarl of people’s poor choices, Landline relishes in the dark humor of life’s low points while basking in ’90s nostalgia. An honest, observant portrait of sibling rivalry stumbling awkwardly toward friendship, and of children realizing that parents are people too, there’s no attempt at concealing the indulgences and insecurities of its characters—all of which make them endearing and human.

YEAR 2017

SECTION U.S. Dramatic


RUN TIME 96 min

COMPANY Oddlot Entertainment

WEBSITE http://oddlotentertainment.com

EMAIL info@oddlotent.com

PHONE (310) 652-0999


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Gillian Robespierre

Gillian Robespierre is a filmmaker born and raised in New York City. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts film and video program. Her first feature, Obvious Child, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, was named the year's "best discovery" on iTunes, and won Ms. Robespierre the National Board of Review Award for best directorial debut. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter, and she did not vote for Trump.