Get Low


New York Premiere

USA | 100 MINUTES | English |


First-time feature director Aaron Schneider blazes onto the scene with the hugely impressive Get Low. Set in the 1930s in a rural Southern town, the film follows scruffy hermit Felix Bush (played impeccably by Robert Duvall), who has lived alone on the outskirts of town for 40 years shrouded in a dark mystery. One day he emerges from isolation to plan his own living "funeral party," expecting the townsfolk who have rejected him for years to attend. Denied a proper funeral for his checkered past, Felix perseveres to set the record straight. With the help of Frank Quinn (Bill Murray), the town's broke funeral director, his quirky assistant Buddy Robinson (Lucas Black), and an old friend and widow Maddie Darrow (Sissy Spacek), he tries to retrace history and expunge his record.

Schneider skillfully balances humor, understated drama, and gripping mystery in a solid story of redemption and forgiveness. Duvall is outstanding as the simmering and callous Felix in this can't-miss, restrained, and rewarding film based on a real-life legend.


Directed by Aaron Schneider and Aaron Schneider

Aaron Schneider started out as a commercial director and cinematographer on TV series (Murder One, winning two ASC Awards) and feature films. He wrote and directed a short film adaptation of William Faulkner's Two Soldiers, which won an Oscar®. Get Low is his feature directing debut.
Primary Cast
Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray, Lucas Black, Gerald McRaney, Bill Cobbs
Story By
Chris Provenzano, Scott Seeke
Chris Provenzano, C. Gaby Mitchell
Aaron Schneider
Richard Luke Rothschild
Dean Zanuck, David Gundlach


Chris Provenzano
Dean Zanuck
C. Gaby Mitchell
Press Contact
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