California Solo Directed
Marshall Lewy USA / 2012 / 93 minutes New York Premiere
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When you reach the top, is there anywhere to go but down? Former Britpop rock star Lachlan MacAldonich, in a sublime performance by Robert Carlyle, finds himself at this precipice as a once promising music career is now awash in booze and self- loathing. Director Marshall Lewy’s, sophomore effort is a moving departure from his feature debut, the comedy Blue State as Lachlan, now a farm manager in southern California, faces deportation after another ill-fated night of drinking and driving. Now in an effort to stave off expulsion from the U.S. he must reconnect with his ex-wife and the daughter he barely knows and finally face the demons he has been avoiding to reclaim a life teetering on the edge. –Michael Burke
Marshall is a graduate of Harvard University, where he studied Russian history and literature. He and his wife currently live in Los Angeles with their new baby girl. He is co-President of the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports the arts activities at Barnsdall Art Park, including Frank Lloyd Wright’s world famous Hollyhock House.
Cast/Featuring: Robert Carlyle, Alexia Rasmussen, Kathleen Wilhoite, A Martinez, Michael Des Barres,
Executive Producer(s): Robert Carlyle, Joan Huang, Nick Morton, Rick Rosenthal
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