Jessica Goldberg USA / 2012 / 84 minutes
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“Many people when they fall in love look for a little haven of refuge from the world, where they can be sure of being admired when they are not admirable, and praised when they are not praiseworthy.” Bertrand Russell might have been describing Amy (Krysten Ritter) and Sam (Brian Geraghty)who meet in bar and fall in love after a night of passion. However neither may be quite ready for a commitment as Amy, still reeling from her parent’s abandonment and forced to raise two younger siblings, falls apart when Sam disappears without a word triggering emotions of desertion. Meanwhile when Sam learns about Amy’s past he is tempted to run. Jessica Goldberg’s directorial debut features a stunning dramatic turn by Ritter (“ Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23”) in a story of two lovers searching to find their own “Refuge” from the world. –Michael Burke
Jessica is a graduate of NYU’s Dramatic Writing Program and Juilliard, and has written for Imagine, Peter Berg, Ellen Page, Focus Features, Kathy Kennedy, and Denise DiNovi among others. Her script "Absent Hearts" landed her on Variety’s 10 Writers to Watch List. She wrote Heart of a Soldier with Taylor Lautner attached to star for Universal. Her pilot The Prince of Motor City was produced for ABC in 2008. She is also writing an adaptation of the Lauren Oliver novel Delirium for Fox, as well as an adaptation of Goodbye for Now aka Deadmail written by Laurie Frankel for Lionsgate/Summit. She is currently working as a staff writer on NBC’s Notorious, which debuted this fall.
Cast/Featuring: Krysten Ritter, Brian Geraghty, Madeleine Martin, Logan Huffman
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