We Only Know So Much Directed
Donal Lardner Ward USA / 2018 / 88 minutes New York Premiere
Times and Venues:
Upstate Films I RHINEBECK
Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Donal Lardner Ward, Jonathan Burkhart, George Wieser, Elizabeth Crane
Upon moving into her husband's childhood home to help take care of his elderly relatives, Jean Copeland, an emotionally withdrawn wife and mother of two, becomes embroiled in an affair with a suicidal lover. Her husband, Gordon, is oblivious, too busy worrying that he's losing his most prized possession, his mind, after a run-in with an ex-girlfriend he doesn't remember. 19-year-old, Priscilla, is a fashionista desperate to become a reality TV star, while 9-year-old crossword fanatic, Otis, has fallen in love for the very first time. With Gordon's father, Theodore, fading into dementia, and 95-year old matriarch, Vivian, desperately clinging to control of the house, the six family members, at five stages of life, distill the dreams, worries, and regrets of contemporary America.
BIO: Donal Lardner Ward launched his professional career with an acting role in Whit Stillman's 1990 breakout indie Metropolitan, then went on to co-write, co-produce, co-direct and co-star in 1994 indie hit My Life's in Turnaround. Lardner Ward has been employed as screen and/or television writer by Sony, Warner Brothers, New Line Cinema, Universal, Paramount, Fox, IFC, HBO, Showtime, and Amazon, as well as various independent producers. We Only Know So Much is his fourth feature as director.
Cast/Featuring: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Damian Young, Loudon Wainwright III, Taylor Rose, Noah Schnapp
Executive Producer(s): Linda Moran, Rene Bastian
Producer(s): Nicole Cosgrove, Donal Lardner Ward
Director(s): Donal Lardner Ward
Screenwriter(s): Elizabeth Crane, Donal Lardner Ward
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