Location: Redstone Theater
With Sarah Paulson and Mark Duplass in person
Dir. Alex Lehman. 2016, 85 mins. DCP. With Sarah Paulson, Mark Duplass. A standout American indie at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, Blue Jay is about former high school sweethearts Amanda (Sarah Paulson) Jim (Mark Duplass). Out of touch for more than 20 years, they run into each other at a grocery store back in their alpine hometown of Crestline, California. Jim’s mother has died and he’s here to put her house on the market. Amanda is visiting her pregnant sister. They get to talking, first over coffee, then over beer and jellybeans. Before they know it they’re at Jim’s mother’s house, where everything sends them spiraling back into the past. Jim and Amanda’s lives have taken different directions, yet here they are, reconnecting like nothing has changed. Alex Lehmann’s feature debut is a tender, wise chamber drama about finding yourself adrift in mid-life, longing for something essential that you fear has been lost. “Mark Duplass and Sarah Paulson shine in Alex Lehmann’s muted, honest tale of rediscovering the past” (IndieWire).
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