2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20


Saturday, March 12
9:30PM - 11:10PM

Paramount Theatre
713 Congress Ave

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Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father-in-law, Phil (Chris Cooper), to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen (Naomi Watts) and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son Chris (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.

Section: Headliners
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 100min

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

Executive Producer: Thad Luckinbill, Ellen H. Schwartz, Carla Hacken, Bruce Toll, Nathan Ross, John Malkovich, Jason Reitman, Helen Estabrook

Producer: Lianne Halfon, Russ Smith, Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill, Sidney Kimmel, Jean-Marc Vallée

Screenwriter: Bryan Sipe

Cinematographer: Yves Belanger

Editor: Jay M. Glen

Production Designer: John Paino

Principal Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper, Judah Lewis


Jean-Marc Vallée made his debut with LISTE NOIR then completed the first installments of his short film trilogy LES FLEURS MAGIQUES and LES MOTS MAGIQUES. He wrote/produced/directed C.R.A.Z.Y. followed by THE YOUNG VICTORIA and CAFÉ DE FLOR. DALLAS BUYERS CLUB won three Academy Awards followed by WILD which received two Academy Award nominations.

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

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