Love & Taxes Directed
Jacob Kornbluth USA / 2014 / 98 minutes East Coast Premiere
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Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Jacob Kornbluth, Josh Kornbluth, Brian Newman
SYNOPSIS: LIMITED TICKETS are available at UPSTATE FILMS in RHINEBECK for the Rhinebeck screening.
Love & Taxes is a riveting comic account of seven years of tax avoidance. Director Jacob Kornbluth takes on the role of "biographer," following the exploits of his brother Josh, who is an autobiographical monologist (think Spalding Gray). The child of a radical upbringing, Josh prides himself on living "outside the system." Thus, despite working for a high-powered tax attorney, he hasn't filed his taxes in seven years. When he decides to go legit, everything in his life takes an upward turn. Or does it?
Part documentary, part narrative, Love & Taxes blends Josh's solo performances with scripted scenes to bring the subjective reality of the storyteller hilariously to life. What is real, what is exaggerated, we may never know. Nor does it matter. In this tale of procrastination, making movies and growing up, we are privy to a middle-aged coming-of-age story that is, quite possibly, the first ever pro-tax romantic comedy. A perfect antidote for these troubled financial times.
-Woodstock Film Festival
BIO: Jacob Kornbluth is an award-winning writer and director of feature films, TV and theater. He has had 3 feature films premiere at Sundance: Haiku Tunnel"i> (Sony Pictures Classics), The Best Thief In the World (Showtime Independent) and Inequality For All (Radius/Weinstein). Inequality, won the special jury prize for excellence in filmmaking at Sundance 2013, did the best box office for an issue doc since Waiting For Superman and is out on DVD now. In 2014, he worked on the Showtime series about climate change, Years of Living Dangerously, executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Swartzenegger and Jerry Weintraub. His work on that show won an Emmy.
Cast/Featuring: Josh Kornbluth, Anthony Nimerovsky, Sarah Overman
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