Double Feature: OUTSIDE IN, 2017, The Orchard, 109 min. Dir. Lynn Shelton. Shot on location in Washington state, this quietly affecting drama follows Carol (Edie Falco), a high school teacher, and Chris (Jay Duplass, who also cowrote the film), her ex-student, as they explore a relationship after his release from a 20-year prison sentence. While Chris navigates his re-entry into the world, Carol works to rebuild her family and reconnect with her teenage daughter (Kaitlyn Dever). Featuring an original score from singer-songwriter Andrew Bird. “Exploring big questions through small, intimate moments, OUTSIDE IN is a love story that prioritizes patience and pragmatism over passion.” - Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times.
TOUCHY FEELY, 2013, Magnolia Pictures, 89 min. Dir. Lynn Shelton. Abby (Rosemarie DeWitt) is a sought-after massage therapist and a free spirit, while her brother Paul (Josh Pais) thrives on routine, running a failing dental practice with his assistant and daughter Jenny (Ellen Page). Suddenly, Abby develops an aversion to bodily contact, which not only makes her unable to do her job but also severely affects her relationship with her boyfriend. As Abby navigates her way through an identity crisis, her brother's dental practice receives new life when clients seek out his “healing touch.” With Allison Janney. Discussion between films with director Lynn Shelton.