The Weekend

Tribeca Critics' Week

New York Premiere

USA | 86 MINUTES

THE WEEKEND

Comedy, Drama
Getting over an ex can be tough. But getting over an ex who's intent on staying friends, and who appears to have had no trouble getting over you can be downright brutal. That's the situation 29-year-old comedian Zadie (Sasheer Zamata) finds herself in—still hung up on her old boyfriend Bradford (Tone Bell) and still using him as fodder in her stand-up act, even though he's now dating the very different Margo (DeWanda Wise).

When Zadie agrees to travel with the couple to her mother's (Kym Whitley) bed and breakfast for a weekend getaway, disaster seems like it could be imminent. But instead, especially after the arrival of handsome solo traveler Aubrey (Y'lan Noel), it begins to feel like maybe third-wheeling it was the best idea Zadie ever had. Writer and director Stella Meghie (Jean Of The Joneses; Everything, Everything) has crafted a warm, wry third feature that not only deftly weaves together comedy and romance in an intimate setting, but that also provides a glorious showcase for its former Saturday Night Live star lead.

—Alison Willmore

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Stella Meghie

Canadian filmmaker Stella Meghie's 2016 directorial debut opened at SXSW, landing her a Best First Screenplay nomination at the Spirit Awards. As a follow up, Meghie directed Everything, Everything (Warner Bros./MGM), an adaption of the best-selling novel by Nicola Yoon. Next up, Meghie will direct The Photograph at Universal Pictures.
Director
Stella Meghie
Producer
Stella Meghie, Stephanie Allain, Mel Jones, Sarah Lazow, James Gibb
Screenwriter
Stella Meghie
Cinematographer
Kris Belchevski
Composer
Robi Botos
Editor
Shannon Baker Davis
Co-Producer
Joshua Bachove
Cast
Sasheer Zamata, Tone Bell, DeWanda Wise, Kym Whitley and Y'lan Noel.

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