World Premiere


| USA | 104 MINUTES | English | English subtitles
Drama, New York, NY Director(s)
James Lapine’s family courtroom drama stars Viola Davis, Hayden Panettiere, and Catalina Sandino Moreno as the key players in a custody case set against the backdrop of the myriad struggles at New York Family Court. In one corner, there’s Sara (Moreno), a young, single mother of two who suddenly finds herself embroiled in a custody battle when her son’s teacher calls the Administration for Children’s Services regarding a cut above his eye. Then there’s Martha Schulman (Davis), a beleaguered family court judge struggling through a 23-year marriage to Jason (Tony Shalhoub), and finding that it might not be possible to compartmentalize work and home. Recent law school graduate Alexandra Fisher (Panettiere) is assigned to Sara’s case, and finds it brings up haunting memories of her own. Hanging over it all is the recent death of a young girl whom the system failed. At the heart of Custody, the individual is locked in a dance with the institution and human error butts up against broken systems.

—Genna Terranova

Cast & Credits
Directed by
James Lapine
James Lapine is a playwright, screenwriter and a director of plays, musicals and films. He has gone on to work on over a dozen Broadway shows as well as off-Broadway shows. James has received three Tony Awards, the Pulitzer Prize, Peabody Award and was nominated for an Emmy Award.
James Lapine
James Lapine
Lauren Versel, Katie Mustard, James Lapine
Miky Wolf
Zak Mulligan
Antonio Pinto
Catalina Sandino Moreno, Hayden Panettiere, Viola Davis, Tony Shalhoub, Raul Esparza, Dan Fogler, Ellen Burstyn

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