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Directed by Rob Meyer
FEATURE NARRATIVE 90 Minutes World Premiere
It's the summer before 6th grade, and Clark is the new-in-town biracial kid in a sea of white. Discovering that to be cool he needs to act 'more black,' he fumbles to meet expectations, while his urban intellectual parents Mack and Gina also strive to adjust to small-town living. Equipped for the many inherent challenges of New York, the tight-knit family are ill prepared for the drastically different set of obstacles that their new community presents, and soon find themselves struggling to understand themselves and each other in this new suburban context.

Director Rob Meyer (A Birder's Guide to Everything) returns to Tribeca with his second feature, a poignant comedy about understanding identity, featuring a robust cast including Melanie Lynskey, Nelsan Ellis, Armani Jackson, Oona Laurence, Janeane Garofalo, and Christine Taylor. Executive Produced by Cary Fukunaga.

—Tilson Allen-Merry
Drama, Comedy, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
About the Director(s)
Rob received his MFA from NYU’s graduate film program. As an Associate Producer at PBS’s NOVA, HBO Documentary Films, and National Geographic, Rob has worked on several award-winning documentaries. Based in NYC, Rob currently has several film, television and commercial projects in development with his writing partner, Luke Matheny. His first feature A Birder's Guide to Everything premiered at TFF in 2014.

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Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Rob Meyer
  • Screenwriter:
    Annie J Howell
  • Producer:
    Jared Ian Goldman, Jordan Horowitz, Ken Keller, Caron Rudner
  • Editor:
    Marc Vives
  • Cinematographer:
    Thomas Richmond
  • Executive Producer:
    Cary Fukunaga, Wyatt Gatling, Marc H Simon, Gary Gilbert, Rose Troche
  • Composer:
    Kris Bowers
  • Cast:
    Melanie Lynskey, Nelsan Ellis, Armani Jackson, Oona Laurence, Janeane Garofalo, Christine Taylor



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