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

Details

Primary Entry:
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Secondary Entry:
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Year:

2018

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Screening Section:

Narrative Spotlight

Screening Category:

Narrative Feature

Language:

English

Runtime:

110:12 mins