Dog Years

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World Premiere

USA | 103 MINUTES

DOG YEARS

Drama
Vic Edwards (Burt Reynolds) was one of the biggest movie stars in the world, known of his mustachioed good looks and cocky swagger. With his Hollywood glory a distant memory, the now-octogenarian Vic begins reassessing his life with the passing of his beloved dog and the arrival of an invitation to receive a lifetime achievement award from the (fictional) International Nashville Film Festival. Intrigued by the promise of long-lost adulation, Vic accepts the offer. The festival, however, turns out to be very different from the glitz and glamour affair he expected, personified by his foul-mouthed, text-obsessed, punkish escort/driver for the weekend, Lil (Modern Family’s Ariel Winter). Humiliated but motivated to make the most of his time in his home state of Tennessee, Vic and a reluctant Lil take off for Knoxville on a road trip neither will soon forget. Utilizing archival footage from Reynold’s real-life filmography, and featuring sterling lead performances from the rakish icon and Winter, Adam Rifkin’s Dog Years is a funny and ultimately touching cross-generational comedy.

—Cara Cusumano

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Adam Rifkin

Adam Rifkin is a writer and director whose eclectic career runs the gamut. Rifkin recently helmed Director’s Cut, a twisted thriller penned by Penn Jillette. Rifkin also wrote and directed the critically acclaimed Look and Detroit Rock City and wrote the screenplays for the family friendly Mousehunt, Underdog and Small Soldiers.
Director
Adam Rifkin
Screenwriter
Adam Rifkin
Cinematographer
Scott Winig
Editor
Dan Flesher
Composer
Austin Wintory
Producer
Adam Rifkin, Brian Cavallaro, Gordon Whitener, Neil Mandt
Cast
Ariel Winter, Burt Reynolds, Chevy Chase, Clark Duke, Ellar Coltrane, Juston Street

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Tiffany Malloy
Sunshine Sachs
New York, 10013
Phone: 212 691 2800
dogyears@sunshinesachs.com
US Sales Contact
Nate Bolotin
XYZ Films
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Phone: 310 956 1554
nate@xyzfilms.com
Print Source
Brian Cavallaro
Dog Years LLC
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 310 254 7290
brian.a.cavallaro@gmail.com
International Sales Contact
Nate Bolotin
XYZ Films
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Phone: 310 956 1554
nate@xyzfilms.com