Outside In


After serving 20 years for the crime of essentially being in the wrong place at the wrong time, 38-year-old Chris (Jay Duplass) is granted early parole thanks largely to the tireless advocacy of Carol (Edie Falco), his former high-school teacher. As he struggles with the challenges of navigating the modern world as an ex-con, and with a fraught relationship with his brother Ted (Ben Schwartz), Chris ends up confessing his romantic love for Carol — a love that, given her marital status, Carol cannot reciprocate. Or can she? Carol longs for something her husband no longer provides. Meanwhile, Carol's daughter Hildy befriends Chris, finding a kindred spirit in this awkward, tormented older guy.

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Lynn Shelton


Director: Lynn Shelton
Executive Producer: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Producer: Mel Eslyn, Lacey Leavitt
Screenwriter: Lynn Shelton, Jay Duplass
Cinematographer: Nathan M. Miller
Editor: Celia Beasley
Production Designer: John Lavin
Music: Andrew Bird
Principal Cast: Jay Duplass, Edie Falco, Kaitlyn Dever, Ben Schwartz
Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Ron Leamon, Casting: Amey René, CSA


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Rebecca Fisher
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Rebecca Fisher
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Genre: Drama
Screening Section: Narrative Spotlight
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 109:00 mins