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It Had To Be You
Directed by
Sasha Gordon

USA, Italy / 2015 / 82

World Premiere

Screening Times and Venues:

Q&A Attendees
*subject to change:
Sasha Gordon, Rachel Brenna
LIMITED TICKETS are available at UPSTATE FILMS in RHINEBECK for the Rhinebeck screening.

Sonia is a neurotic and utterly charming jingle writer who has always dreamt of a big and exciting life. Surprised by a sudden proposal of marriage and subsequent ultimatum from her easy-going boyfriend, Chris, Sonia has to decide whether she'll join the ranks of her married friends or take a leap and pursue her fantasies. Director Sasha Gordon, who worked on past Woodstock Film Festival favorites Dear Lemon Lima (2009), God of Love (2010) and I Believe in Unicorns (2014), brings the same sensitivities to It Had To Be You, her directorial debut. In this whimsical and edgy romantic comedy, that is raunchy yet gentle, she explores the choices women face today, while at the same time satirizing cultural expectations of gender and romance.

-Woodstock Film Festival

Sasha Gordon is an award-winning filmmaker and composer. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sasha immigrated to the US in 1989. Sasha has scored over 50 features and shorts (among them the Oscar-winning God Of Love); directed several award-winning shorts (including Manhattan Melody, which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and went on to play all over the world); and is thrilled to have just completed her debut feature, It Had To Be You, a subversive romantic comedy starring Cristin Milioti and Dan Soder. Sasha is currently scoring Amazon's Gortimer Gibbon's Life On Normal Street, and writing her next feature.
Cast/Featuring: Cristin Milioti, Dan Soder, Halley Feiffer, Mark Gessner, Kyle Mooney, Kate Simses, Erica Sweany, Nick Mennell, Danny DeFerrari
Executive Producer(s): Chris Columbus
Producer(s): Rachel Brenna, Richard Arlook, Benjamin Kruger, Levi Abrino
Director(s): Sasha Gordon
Screenwriter(s): Sasha Gordon
Cinematographer(s): Bobby Webster
Editor(s): Amanda Laws
Production Designer(s): Kendall Fleisher
Composer(s)/Music: Sasha Gordon
Sound Designer(s): Zach Goheen
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