|NYWIFT screening series: Price Check
NYWIFT's screening series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. Screenings take place at Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue (at 2nd Street). There will by a Q&A with Writer/Director Michael Walker as well as Producer and NYWIFT member Dolly Hall following the screening, and an after-party with cash bar and complimentary food at Dempsey's Pub, 61 2nd Avenue (between 3rd and 4th Streets).
Join us this month for a screening of Price Check, which had its world premiere at Sundance. Starring Parker Posey and Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty), this smart, honest comedy examines who we think we are and what we’re willing to do for the life we think we deserve.
Pete Cozy has found himself a house in the suburbs and a job in the pricing department of a middling supermarket chain. Pete's job allows him to spend quality time with his wife and young son and despite the fact that they are drowning in debt, they appear happy. Everything changes when Pete gets a new boss, the beautiful, high-powered, fast-talking Susan Felders. With Susan's influence, Pete finds himself on the executive track, something that both surprises and excites him. The more his salary increases, the more he has to perform at work—and the less time he gets to spend with his family. At the same time, his relationship with his boss begins to cross the line of professional etiquette. Both become enamored with one another, creating tension in the workplace and in his personal home life.
Dolly Hall, named a "Producer To Watch" by Variety, began her producing career in 1990. Her producing credits include such award-winning films as Maria Maggenti’s The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love, Scott Silver’s johns, Alex Sichel’s All Over Me, Tim Blake Nelson’s Eye of God, Lisa Cholodenko’s High Art, Mark Christopher’s 54, Gary Winick’s Tadpole, and Lisa Picard is Famous, directed by Griffin Dunne and produced by Hall and Mira Sorvino. In July 2009, Lion’s Gate released Five Fingers, which Hall produced for writer–director Laurence Mailkin. Hall and Walker are casting Walker's next feature, A Maid’s Room.
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are made possible, in part, by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts, the New York State Legislature, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation.
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Aug. 20, 2012