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New American Cinema

28 Hotel Rooms

Year 2012
Runtime 82 mins
Language English
Canadian Premiere

A DISCOVERY AWARD NOMINEE

 28 Hotel Rooms is a hyper spare drama that distills the familiar romance story into its most basic, potent beats. Set in the titular 28 different hotel rooms, the film follows an unnamed novelist (Chris Messina) and data analyst (Marin Ireland) whose series of hotel room encounters eventually become a deeply complicated, and unconventionally committed, relationship. Both are already dating other people, but their ongoing affair gradually takes on all the ups and downs of a devoted marriage—gentle teasing, fights and intense late-night conversations.

Driven by a pair of intimate, powerful performances and directed with quiet confidence by writer Matt Ross, 28 Hotel Rooms carefully constructs its familiar love story using details that are as minimal as a hotel room’s furnishings.

 

Countries

United States
Festivals
Sundance Film Festival 2012
Director
Matt Ross
Executive Producer
Joey Carey, Andrew Meieran, Chris Messina, Stefan Nowicki, Alex Sagalchik
Producer
Samantha Housman, Lynette Howell, Louise Runge
Screenwriter
Matt Ross
Cinematographer
Doug Emmett
Editor
Joseph Krings
Music
Fall On Your Sword
Cast
Marin Ireland, Chris Messina