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Speed of Life
Directed by
Liz Manashil

USA / 2019 / 76
minutes

New York Premiere

Screening Times and Venues:
WOODSTOCK Playhouse
10/3/2019, 3:00PM
$12
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ROSENDALE Theatre
10/4/2019, 1:00PM
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SYNOPSIS:
Robert Burke Warren precedes Speed of Life with a special musical performance.

In this quirky, heartfelt film, the sudden death of David Bowie rocks the lives of young couple, June and Edward, in a fittingly otherworldly way. The superstar’s passing rips a literal hole in the universe, sucking Edward in. Fast forward to an undefined future, a much older June is shocked to find her once-beloved shot back out of this inter-dimensional portal, unchanged from his entry in 2016. Guided by the keen eye of Woodstock Film Festival alum Liz Manashil (Bread and Butter), the ensemble struggles to understand all the extreme ch—ch–changes that have befallen them and society during the passing years. Ann Dowd (The Handmaid's Tale) gives a superb performance as June and leads a similarly stellar supporting cast. With an utterly inimitable storyline, this dramaedy is a study on the nature of change, as well as a perceptive tribute to the memory of a man synonymous with transformation. Whether you’re a Bowie fan or just appreciate a mesmerizing story, Speed of Life delivers.
—Max Wexler

BIO:
Liz Manashil earned her B.A. in Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and her M.F.A. from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Post graduation, Liz spent several years as a film critic for the PBS/Hulu series "Just Seen It" (which she also helped produce and direct). Overlapping this, Liz worked with distribution guru Peter Broderick. Her debut feature, Bread and Butter, was called an absolute must-watch for women everywhere by HelloGiggles. It premiered at Woodstock Film Festival, was released by The Orchard and can be seen on VOD nearly everywhere. Liz is currently on the film festival circuit with her second feature, Speed of Life, and in development on her third and fourth features. She lives in Los Angeles with her dog, Laura Palmer, her partner, Sean Wright and their new son Colin Manashil Wright.
MAIN CREDITS:
Cast/Featuring: Ann Dowd, Ray Santiago, Vella Lovell, Jeff Perry, Allison Tolman, Sean Wright
Executive Producer(s): Tiffany Gray, Khalil Sullins, Dustin Duke Dlouhy
Producer(s): Nicolaas Bertelsen, J.D. Compton, Pardis Sullins
Director(s): Liz Manashil
Screenwriter(s): Liz Manashil
Cinematographer(s): Julia Swain
Editor(s): Josie Azzam
Composer(s)/Music: Troy Herion
Sound Designer(s): Teddy Salas
Animator(s): Marcie Maute
 
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