• Breakable You

    Directed by Andrew Wagner
    U.S. | 120 minutes | World Premiere | Special Presentation

  • Breakable You

    Directed by Andrew Wagner
    U.S. | 120 minutes | World Premiere | Special Presentation

  • Breakable You

    Directed by Andrew Wagner
    U.S. | 120 minutes | World Premiere | Special Presentation

A smart and sophisticated movie about smart and sophisticated (but flawed and unfulfilled) people, this sensitive adaptation of Brian Morton’s novel about an over-the-hill writer, his ex and his fragile daughter is buoyed by beautifully calibrated performances from a terrific cast led by Holly Hunter and Tony Shalhoub.

Schedule

January 7, 2017 7:30 PM Palm Springs High School Tickets not available
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January 8, 2017 10:00 AM Palm Springs High School Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Reuniting the writer/director team behind the previous, warmly received Brian Morton adaptation, Starting Out in the Evening (Fred Parnes, Andrew Wagner), Breakable You traverses similar territory and themes: the Manhattan literary set, and ideas about artistic validation, integrity and emotional authenticity.

"We're all fakes until we have a good idea, and then we're geniuses," Broadway playwright Adam Weller (Tony Shalhoub) advises his philosophy grad student daughter Maud (Cristin Milioti). But he's a bigger faker than most, and it's been years since he's had a hit play. He's also divorcing his wife, Maud's mom, Eleanor (Holly Hunter), a therapist who almost immediately begins an affair with Adam's brother, Paul (Alfred Molina). Then Adam chances across a lost manuscript that might revive his career. The only trouble is, he didn't write it.

Designed for a sophisticated and discerning audience, Wagner's sensitive, nuanced film retains the novel's density while freely reinventing details large and small. The extraordinary cast never puts a foot wrong; Holly Hunter, especially, seizes this plum principal role and injects it with smarts, energy and compassion. Enjoy! 

film details

Country: U.S.
Year: 2017
Running Time: 120 minutes
Premier Status: World Premiere
Language: English
Director: Andrew Wagner
Producers: Kevin Comer, Douglas Harmon
Principal Cast: Holly Hunter, Tony Shalhoub, Alfred Molina, Cristin Milioti, Omar Metwally
Cinematographers: Harlan Bosmajian
Editor: Gena Bleier
Music: Adam Gorgoni
Screenwriter: Fred Parnes, Andrew Wagner

guests in attendance

Andrew Wagner – Director

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