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Elizabeth Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell USA / 2017 / 92 minutes East Coast Premiere
Times and Venues:
Upstate Films I RHINEBECK
Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Alex Bach, Daniel Powell, Elizabeth Rohrbaugh
You can't go home again. Or, can you? When Becks (short for Rebecca, played by gifted Tony winner Lena Hall) leaves her Brooklyn boho life to follow her long term girlfriend to LA, only to be jilted when she gets there, seeking solace at "home" seems sensible. So Becks drives to her mother's house in St. Louis and the life she left behind years ago.
Distraught by her breakup, the spurned Brooklyn singer-songwriter starts playing guitar for tips in an old friend's bar and parading her sexuality. Mom, skillfully portrayed by Christine Lahti, attempts to be supportive but often comes up short and awkward. Chronicling her attempts and frustration to re-establish a life back in the Midwest, the "fish out of water" narrative is supported by a winningly fresh, original musical score and some hysterically funny scenes. Will Rebecca find her niche in St. Louis? Maybe one can 'go home again.' — Jeff Morris
BIO: Elizabeth Rohrbaugh is writer and director based in NYC. Her documentary, The Perfect Victim, was on the PBS series, America Reframed after premiering at the Hot Springs International Film Festival. The film won a Telly Award and was nominated for a Silver Gavel Award. Her short film, Dylan, saw a successful festival run and was named Vimeo Short of the Week and a Vimeo Staff Pick. Liz was a Writer/Director at MTV, where she won an Emmy Award and multiple CTAM Awards. Her work has been featured on The Takeaway with John Hockenberry, Glamour Magazine, Verily Magazine, Psychology Today, The Progressive, Indiewire, and the Feminist Current.
Daniel Powell is the Emmy and Peabody winning co-creator and Executive Producer of Inside Amy Schumer. He was a writer and Executive Producer on the cult animated series Ugly Americans, which ran on Comedy Central from 2010-2012. Earlier in his career, he was an Associate Producer on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, a contributing writer to Robert Smigel's TV Funhouse segments on Saturday Night Live, and a house performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City.
Cast/Featuring: Lena Hall, Mena Suvari, Christine Lahti, Dan Fogler, Hayley Kiyoko
Executive Producer(s): Alyssa Robbins
Producer(s): Alex Bach, Daniel Powell, Elizabeth Rohrbaugh
Director(s): Elizabeth Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell
Screenwriter(s): Daniel Powell, Elizabeth Rohrbaugh, Rebecca Drysdale
Cinematographer(s): Kat Westergaard
Editor(s): Jim Isler
Production Designer(s): Kirsten Earl
Composer(s)/Music: Alyssa Robbins and Steve Salett
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