NYWIFT members are invited to a special free screening of Lynn Shelton's Your Sister's Sister, part of After School Special: The 2014 School of Visual Arts Alumni Film & Animation Festival. The screening of this 2011 award-winning film will include a Q&A with director/screenwriter Shelton.
Emily Blunt, Rosemarie Dewitt and Mark Duplass star in this comedy about romance, grief and sibling rivalry. A year after his brother Tom's death, Jack (Duplass) is still struggling emotionally. When he makes a scene at a memorial party, Tom's friend Iris (Blunt) offers her remote family cabin so Jack can seek catharsis in solitude. Once there, however, he runs into Iris' sister Hannah (Dewitt) who is reeling from the abrupt end of a long relationship. A blurry evening of drinking concludes with an awkward sexual incident, made worse by Iris' sudden presence the next morning. A twisted tale of ever-complicated relationships is set in motion with raw, hilarious and emotional performances from the all-star cast.
Lynn Shelton is an actress, director and producer. She earned an MFA from SVA in 1995 and started working in the film industry as a film editor. Her first feature, We Go Way Back, which she wrote and directed, was released in 2006 followed by My Effortless Brillance (2008) and Humpday, which premiered at Sundance in 2009 and was acquired by Magnolia Pictures. Her 2013 film, Touchy Feely, was also released by Magnolia. Her latest film, Laggies, premiered at Sundance and will be released in October. Shelton has also directed episodes of Mad Men and New Girl. Other works by women included in the festival are a midnight screening of Beavis and Butthead, and shorts in both the Animated Shorts Series and in the Live Action Shorts Series.
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Sep. 8, 2014