2014 Schedule
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Obvious Child


"Obvious Child" is an honest comedy about what happens when Brooklyn comedian Donna Stern (Jenny Slate) gets dumped, fired and pregnant just in time for the worst/best Valentine's Day of her life. Forever nudged by her parents to make better choices, Donna's forced to do just that when a one-night stand leads to a difficult decision that does and does not define the rest of her life. Though confident in her choice, Donna must gain the confidence to believe in her talent, herself, and the best in those around her, especially one surprisingly decent guy who just might make this the worst/best Valentine's Day ever.

Director: Gillian Robespierre

Executive Producer: Stefan Nowicki, Michael Sackler, Julia Godzinskaya, Sophie Vickers, Brent Stiefel, Jenny Slate, David Kaplan, Gillian Robespierre

Producer: Elisabeth Holm,

Screenwriter: Gillian Robespierre

Cinematographer: Chris Teague

Editor: Casey Brooks

Production Designer: Sara K White

Sound Designer: Mark Corbin

Music: Chris Bordeaux

Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Joey Carey

Principal Cast: Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, Gabe Liedman, David Cross, Polly Draper, Richard Kind


GILLIAN ROBESPIERRE has written and directed several short films including “Chunk” (2006), “Obvious Child” (2009). Since penning the feature, OBVIOUS CHILD has been supported by IFP, Tribeca All Access, the San Francisco Film Society, and Rooftop Films. Gillian is a New Yorker who graduated from the School of Visual Arts’ Film & Video Program.

Distributor: A24

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