Cat and the Moon, The Directed
Alex Wolff USA / 2019 / 114 minutes East Coast Premiere
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WOODSTOCK Upstate Films
While his mother seeks treatment in rehab, Nick, a somewhat naive teenager, comes to New York to stay with Cal, a jazz musician friend of his late father's who he barely knows. During his stay he makes friends with a group of kids who show him what the city has to offer, while at the same time he comes to know more about his past, himself and to think about where he is headed. Director Alex Wolff plays Nick to perfection–a bit awkward, confused and very endearing. The son of a jazz pianist in real life, Wolff's knowledge of music enriches the story. And Cal, played by Mike Epps, inhabits the role exactly like one might expect a single musician to react to having a teenage boy suddenly drop into his life. Cat and the Moon is a tender story of friendship, loyalty and finding compassion for others.—Ben F. Fischer
Alex Wolff, actor/writer/director/musician, was selected for the coveted NextGen Rising Star list in The Hollywood Reporter (2016). He received the Auteur Award at the San Diego Film Festival and an award from the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society for his role in A24’s critically acclaimed, Hereditary, with IndieWire listing him on their 16 Best Film Performances by Actors in 2018. Wolff can soon be seen in the Untitled Jumanji sequel, Human Capital, Bad Education, Castle in the Ground, and starring in The Line opposite John Malkovich. Other acting credits include Stella’s Last Weekend, House of Tomorrow, Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle, My Friend Dahmer, Patriots Day, Coming Through the Rye, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, HairBrained, Birder’s Guide to Everything, and many more. The Cat and the Moon is his feature directorial debut, which he also wrote and stars in. Performing with his brother Nat, his songs are available on iTunes and Spotify, and can be found on the soundtracks to many of their films.
Cast/Featuring: Alex Wolff, Skyler Gisondo, Mike Epps, and Stefania Lavie Owen
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