7 Chinese Brothers
Sunday, March 15
1:45PM - 3:01PM
Topfer Theatre at ZACH
202 South Lamar Blvd
Jason Schwartzman portrays Larry, an inebriated sad sack who rides a tide of booze onto the shores of an undiscriminating Quick-Lube. The only bright spot is probably his boss, Lupe (Eleanore Pienta).
Will Larry keep it together long enough to win the girl, provide for his French bulldog (Schwartzman's real-life dog Arrow), laze about with his friend Major (TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe), and do his cantankerous grandmother (Olympia Dukakis) proud?
7 Chinese Brothers - written & directed by Bob Byington (Somebody Up There Likes Me) - is empathetic in tone, dry in humor. Schwartzman is in every scene and offers one of his most finely nuanced performances.
Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Director: Bob Byington
Executive Producer: Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Kevin Corrigan
Producer: Seana Flanagan, Molly Christie Benson, Nancy Schafer
Screenwriter: Bob Byington
Cinematographer: Adam Ginsberg
Editor: Leah Marino
Production Designer: Jake Kuykendall
Sound Designer: Chris Keyland
Music: Chris Baio
Additional Credits: Music Supervisor: Lauren Marie Mikus
Principal Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Tunde Adebimpe, Eleanore Pienta, Stephen Root, Olympia Dukakis
Bob Byington is a director, screenwriter and actor living in Austin, Texas. He is most noted for his films RSO [Registered Sex Offender] (2008) and Harmony and Me (2009). His most recent film, Somebody Up There Likes Me (2012), won The Special Jury Prize at the 2012 Locarno Film Festival.
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