• Diane 

    Directed by Kent Jones
    USA | 95 minutes | World Cinema Now

Meticulously observed, supremely well acted and very moving, Kent Jones’s character portrait offers Mary Kay Place a chance to shine as a 70ish widow in rural Massachusetts trying to deal with a slate of problems, including her son’s (Jake Lacey) ongoing battle with addiction.

Schedule

January 4, 2019 12:30 PM Palm Springs High School Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Meticulously observed and supremely well acted, Kent Jones’s moving character portrait offers Mary Kay Place a chance to shine in the titular role as a 70ish widow in rural Massachusetts trying to deal with a steadily increasing slate of problems, chief among them her son’s ongoing battle with drug addiction. As she runs from neighbor to neighbor, delivering casseroles and offering counsel, Diane comes across as unselfish and personable, but her ever-present look of worry for the future of her son (Jake Lacy) also suggests there is more here than we initially suspect. Slowly but steadily, Jones and Place reveal Diane’s past; the result is a masterpiece of understatement where seemingly idle table talk masks a profound current of thought and feeling running just beneath the surface. A deeply rooted sense of place — the wintry setting becomes a character in itself — adds an additional layer to one of the finest American films of the year.

film details

Country: USA
Year: 2018
Running Time: 95 minutes
Language: English
Director: Kent Jones
Producers: Luca Borghese, Ben Howe, Caroline Kaplan, Oren Moverman
Principal Cast: Mary Kay Place, Jake Lacy, Estelle Parsons, Andrea Martin, Deirdre O’Connell
Primary Company: IFC Films
Cinematographers: Wyatt Garfield
Editor: Mike Selemon
Music: Jeremiah Bornfield
Screenwriter: Kent Jones

guests in attendance

Director Kent Jones

2019 Film Festival