2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

The Mend


One night in Harlem, sour, aging Mat reunites with his younger brother Alan, just before Alan heads out for a long-planned vacation with his live-in girlfriend Farrah. Only days later, much sooner than expected, Alan returns home from his vacation to find his apartment commandeered by Mat, Mat’s girlfriend, and Mat’s girlfriend’s son. As doors slam and the power gives out and the threads of family fray, a mystery lingers: why has Alan returned home without Farrah?

Director: John Magary

Executive Producer: Robert Fernandez, Dan Levinson, Michael Hacker, Susannah Hacker

Producer: Myna Joseph, Michael Prall

Screenwriter: John Magary

Cinematographer: Chris Teague

Editor: Joseph Krings

Production Designer: Markus Kirschner

Sound Designer: Ryan M. Price

Music: Judd Greenstein, Michi Wiancko

Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Sam Connelly, Co-Producer: Adam Engelhard, Co-Producer: Dan Taggatz, Associate Producer: Lana Yang, Line Producer: Mayuran Tiruchelvam

Principal Cast: Josh Lucas, Stephen Plunkett, Lucy Owen, Mickey Sumner, Cory Nichols, Sekou Laidlow, Louisa Krause, Sarah Steele, Leo Fitzpatrick, Austin Pendleton


John grew up in Dallas, TX, and attended Columbia University’s graduate film program. His short film “The Second Line” played at Sundance and SXSW (Special Jury Award). With feature script Go Down, Antoinette, he attended the Sundance Directors/Screenwriters Labs and received a Time Warner Storytelling Fellowship and Annenberg Film Fellowship.

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