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Sunday, September 24: Director Q&A after the 7:05 PM Screening

Stay after the 7:05 PM showing on Sunday for Q&A with director Finn Taylor via Skype.

Emma (Kate Micucci), a brilliant but awkward app designer, moves to San Francisco after a massive betrayal by her boyfriend (Josh Brener) with only her beloved pets Ajax (Justin Chatwin), a golden eyed cat and Summit (Steve Howey), an energetic mutt in tow.

One night, drawn by the light of a Supermoon, Emma’s pets escape into the night and are transformed into full-grown men, forcing Emma to reconsider her outlook on dating and hilariously work out her trust issues.


Finn Taylor, DirectorAbout the Speaker
Finn Taylor, Writer and Director: Finn is a three-time Sundance alum: DREAM WITH THE FISHES (Sony Classics) CHERISH (Fine Line) THE DARWIN AWARDS (Fox and Icon Entertainment).

A native to the SF Bay Area, Finn’s recent feature documentary, KANNAPOLIS, A MOVING PORTRAIT, premiered at the National Gallery at the Smithsonian on May 22, 2016 and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, in 2017.

All of Finn’s previous films have been bought for domestic and foreign distribution. He co-wrote PONTIAC MOON, produced by Paramount Pictures, starring Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen.

Variety, in its 50th Anniversary edition, selected Finn Taylor for its prestigious list of “The Top 20 Creatives to Watch.”


 

"Taylor has a lot of fun injecting animal behavior into everyday situations, and gently mocking the awkwardness of interpersonal interactions. But his central concern is the human yearning to avoid loneliness."

Michael Fox, KQED

"Suspense and laughs build, particularly in a sidesplitting catwalk scene. It’s the kind of smart, sweet-natured fun sometimes missing from today’s more ribald comedies."

C.M. Matzner, Hudson Reporter

"Micucci, whose wide-eyes make her look like she’s stepped out of a black-velvet painting, is thoroughly endearing as the unlucky-in-love heroine, and Chatwin and Howey expertly fulfill the physical demands of their characters with their amusing impressions of animal traits."

Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

Movie Info

Directed by Finn Taylor
96 mInutes

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