MR ROOSEVELT
New American Cinema

Mr. Roosevelt

Year 2016
Runtime 90 mins
Canadian Premiere

Returning to Austin for a funeral, a young comedian must contend with her ex-boyfriend's perfect new girlfriend and a rapidly changing city.

“Keep Austin Weird” might be the Texan city's official motto, but for a struggling comedian returning to her hometown, it's more of a plea. Emily (Noël Wells, MASTER OF NONE) rushes home when her ex-boyfriend Eric (Nick Thune, DAVE MADE A MAZE) informs her that their shared cat is dying. But staying with Eric proves not to be the romantic interlude Emily had hoped for when it turns out he's also living with his perfect new girlfriend Celeste (Britt Lower, MAN SEEKING WOMAN).

As Emily ponders her failing career and wages passive-aggressive warfare against Celeste, she explores a rapidly-gentrifying Austin with the help of other outcasts who fear the city is leaving them behind. As she makes new friends and explores the city's lesser-known corners, Emily feels caught between her past and future, forcing her to reconcile her happiness with her vision of what successful adulthood is supposed to look like.

Countries

United States
Awards
Dallas International Film Festival Texas Grand Prize Jury Winner; SXSW, Louis Black Lone Star Award; SXSW, Narrative Spotlight Award; Traverse City Film Festival, Best US Fiction Film
Festivals
SXSW 2017, Dallas International Film Festival, Provincetown Film Festival, Chicago Critics Film Festival, Munich Film Festival, Traverse City Film Festival
Director
Noël Wells
Producer
Michael B. Clark, Alex Turtletaub, Chris Ohlson
Screenwriter
Noël Wells
Cinematographer
Dagmar Weaver-Madsen
Editor
Terel Gibson
Production Design
Jake Kuykendall
Music
Ryan Miller
Cast
Noël Wells, Nick Thune, Britt Lower, Daniella Pineda, Andre Hyland