You Can Choose Your Family

You Can Choose Your Family

It’s 1992, the year Grunge music becomes mainstream hitting middle American teenagers directly in their angst. Phillip longs to leave his small town for music school in The Big Apple. His dreams are dashed when his overbearing father, Frank, played by Jim Gaffigan, forbids it. In retaliation to his father’s dictatorial parenting, he sneaks away for a wild spring break. However, when he crosses state lines he instead finds a charming lake community where he spots his father with another woman. Turns out, his father lives in this town and has an entire other family. With this new heartbreaking information Philip realizes he can wallow in his father's deceit or take matters into his own hands.

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Credits

Director:  Miranda Bailey
Producer:  Karen Kehela Sherwood, Amanda Marshall, Miranda Bailey
Screenwriter: Glen Lakin
Cinematographer: Yaron Scharf
Editor: Jeffrey M. Werner, ACE
Production Designer: Javiera Varas
Music: Craig Richey
Principal Cast: Jim Gaffigan, Logan Miller, Anna Gunn, Samantha Mathis, Alex Karpovsky, Hayes MacArthur, Michelle Hurd
Additional Credits: Co-Executive Producer: Danielle Blumstein

Contact

Publicity Contact
Hilda Somarriba
hilda@prism-mg.com
(323) 633-7079
Sales Agent
Peter Trinh
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year:  2018
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Screening Section: Narrative Spotlight
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 110:12 mins