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River, The
Directed by
Sam Handel

USA / 2013 / 12:18

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Q&A Attendees
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Lauren Ambrose, Sam Handel
The River is a comedic journey to the river with a pregnant Maria (Lauren Ambrose) on a sweltering hot day. Her loving-kindness practice is tested by a variety of difficulties along the way. With work schedules, mechanical failures, and complex human relationships conspiring against her, Maria must rely on her improvisational resourcefulness to carve a path to a desperately needed cooling dip.
Sam Handel is the writer and director of I'm Coming Over, starring Josh Hamilton, Lauren Ambrose, Mike Birbiglia, Hamish Lanklater, and Adam Driver, which has just concluded a festival run that included a Jury Award for Best Ensemble at Slamdance. Official Selection: Flickers: RIIFF, Palm Springs Short Film Fest, SF Shorts, Cucalorus, On Location: Memphis, Moondance, Miami Short Film Festival, Ashland Independent Film Festival Friars Club Comedy Film Festival, USA Film Festival, Anchorage International Film Festival, Woods Hole Film Festival.

Sam is also an editorial photographer whose work has appeared in Time, Venice, Elle, The Source, Redbook, People, Surface, Time Out London, Fade-In, Paper, Playbill, PDN (faces portrait contest winner) as well as advertisements for Everlast, Julliard, Royal National Theater, Group, and the Roundabout Theater Group.

Cast/Featuring: Lauren Ambrose, Jay O. Sanders, Adam Driver, Michael C. Hall, Kate Skinner, Ron McLarty
Producer(s): Brandon Taylor, Julie Webster, Lauren Ambrose, Sam Handel
Director(s): Sam Handel
Screenwriter(s): Sam Handel
Cinematographer(s): Eric Branco
Editor(s): Sam Handel
Production Designer(s): Abby Webster
Composer(s)/Music: Rob Sanzone
Sound Designer(s): Dan Karp
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