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SPOTLIGHT

DIRTY WEEKEND

Directed by Neil LaBute
FEATURE NARRATIVE 94 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE DIRTY WEEKEND
Colleagues Les (Matthew Broderick) and Natalie (Alice Eve) are delayed in the Albuquerque airport. Restless, irritated, and unable to stand the service workers he meets at every turn, Les heads downtown. Natalie refuses to leave his side and discovers that his supposedly aimless wandering has more of a point than he is willing to admit. Natalie conceals secrets of her own, though neither can keep them quiet for long. A rapport grows between this unlikely pair, and soon they search out a spark of excitement in this most unlikely of locales.

Director and screenwriter Neil LaBute returns to the Tribeca Film Festival with this sharp-edged comedy treat about the ripple effects of desire, whether it’s followed or left unredeemed. Broderick and Eve are wonderful together as a non-romantic couple that comes to depend on one another for understanding and support as the reality of certain life choices comes into greater focus—like the choices they must return to once they leave the unexpected freedom of, in Les’s words, “one crazy layover.”

—Arthur Ryel-Lindsey
Drama, Comedy, NY Director(s)
About the Director(s)
Neil LaBute is a writer, director, and playwright. His first film, In the Company of Men, debuted at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. LaBute's plays have been performed worldwide, including his Tony Award-nominated Reasons to be Pretty.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Spotlight
  • Year:
    2015
  • Length:
    94 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Neil LaBute
  • Screenwriter:
    Neil LaBute
  • Producer:
    Duncan Montgomery, Tiller Russell, Joey Stewart
  • Editor:
    Joel Plotch
  • Cinematographer:
    Rogier Stoffers
  • Executive Producer:
    Cody Davis, Jack Selby, C. Stephen Cordes, Robert Thaggard, James Jackson Leach
  • Composer:
    Joel Goodman
  • Co-Producer:
    Tim Harms, Joel Plotch
  • Cast:
    Matthew Broderick, Alice Eve, Gia Crovatin, Phil Burke

Contacts
  • Print Source
    Tim Harms
    Contemptible Entertainment
    Los Angeles, CA 90046
    Phone: 310 989 9149
    tharms@me.com
  • US Sales Contact
    Jessica Lacy
    ICM Partners
    Los Angeles, CA 90067
    Phone: 310 550 4316
    jlacy@icmpartners.com
  • International Sales Contact
    Daniel Baur
    K5 International
    Munich, 81543
    Phone: +49 893 750 5590
    daniel@k5mediagroup.com
  • Press Contact
    RJ Millard
    Obscured Pictures
    New York, NY 10011
    Phone: 212 620 0727
    rj@obscuredpictures.com

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