July 15, 2024


Showing: Wednesday, October 8 – 8:00 PM
Title: Obvious Child
Year: 2014
Country: USA
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ObviousLowResMeet the Filmmakers: Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm. Donna is a 28-year-old struggling stand-up comic from Brooklyn, complete with the requisite potty mouth. After what she assumes is a one-night stand, with a guy who is far from a hipster, she finds herself facing an unwanted pregnancy. The decision she makes, along with its attendant complications, is presented in a manner that’s non-judgmental, funny, serious and, above all, honest. USA, 2014, 84 minutes, rated R for language and sexual content

Meet the Filmmakers: Join writer/director Gillian Robespierre and writer/producer Elisabeth Holm in a discussion moderated by Susanna Styron.

“Donna may be as unmoored in broke bohemia as Lena Dunham’s girls, but unlike them, her gaze goes beyond her navel; you can picture— and want to know— the grown woman she’ll become. . . .” “A-“  – Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly

“Nobody’s going to confuse Gillian Robespierre’s likable rom-com Obvious Child with the best of Howard Hawks and Ernst Lubitsch, but for many women who see it—and quite a few men too— it will instantly become a landmark moment in cultural history. . . .Obvious Child is often scabrously funny in a post-Lena Dunham, post-Woody Allen New York comedy vein, and finds a star performance in the thoroughly unlikely personage of Jenny Slate, a stand-up comic and actress best known for her TV roles on Parks and Recreation and House of Lies.” – Andrew O’Hehir, Salon

“It’s a warm, sympathetic, very sloppy and often very funny little movie about a young woman who, among several other things, is not remotely ready to be a parent, and knows it.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe

“There are as many awkward, discomfiting sequences in Obvious Child as there are interludes of genuine fun and romance. The result is a movie that feels risky and forgiving and, despite the traditional rom-com contours, refreshingly new.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post