Nov 9-13, 2017

Paint it Black

WITH GUEST DIRECTOR AMBER TAMBLYN, NOVELIST JANET FITCH, AND PRODUCER AMY HOBBY

Run Time: 96 mins USA Language: English

Synopsis

Tamblyn’s engaging directorial debut is the story of a young woman, Josie, struggling to cope with the death of her boyfriend, Michael. As Josie searches for the keys to understanding his death, she finds herself both repelled and attracted to Michael’s pianist mother, Meredith, who holds Josie responsible for her son’s torment. Soon, the two women find themselves drawn into a twisted relationship reflecting equal parts distrust and blind need.

Adapted from the eponymous book by Janet Fitch, Amber Tamblyn’s impressive directorial debut is visually decadent, elaborately reflecting the intensity of her characters’ spiraling emotional states. Commanding performances by Janet McTeer and Alia Shawkat make “Paint It Black” a startlingly visceral experience and affirm Tamblyn’s unique voice as a director.

— Jennifer Cochis, Los Angeles Film Festival

Tamblyn’s engaging directorial debut is the story of a young woman, Josie, struggling to cope with the death of her boyfriend, Michael. As Josie searches for the keys to understanding his death, she finds herself both repelled and attracted to Michael’s pianist mother, Meredith, who holds Josie responsible for her son’s torment. Soon, the two women find themselves drawn into a twisted relationship reflecting equal parts distrust and blind need.

Adapted from the eponymous book by Janet Fitch, Amber Tamblyn’s impressive directorial debut is visually decadent, elaborately reflecting the intensity of her characters’ spiraling emotional states. Commanding performances by Janet McTeer and Alia Shawkat make “Paint It Black” a startlingly visceral experience and affirm Tamblyn’s unique voice as a director.

— Jennifer Cochis, Los Angeles Film Festival

Film Details

USA, 2016
DIRECTED BY AMBER TAMBLYN
WRITTEN BY ED DOUGHERTY AND AMBER TAMBLYN, NOVEL BY JANET FITCH CINEMATOGRAPHY BY BRIAN RIGNEY HUBBARD
EDITED BY PAUL FRANK
MUSIC BY MAC MCCAUGHAN
CAST: JANET MCTEER, ALFRED MOLINA, RHYS WAKEFIELD, ALIA SHAWKAT RUNNING TIME: 96 MINS

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