Producer:Joe Otting & Aaron Cooley
Screenwriter:David I. Jenkins
Editor:Ogo Films, Inc.
Every year, no matter how many films I watch preparing the short film program, there's a film that I attach to for some reason. In 2016, that film is The Talk.
The premise is simple, and to me it's familiar. There's a Dad and his daughter, and they are out for a meal. As they start talking the 'truth' starts to flow, and from there, things get so much more fun and twisted. The delivery of every line, and especially the perfectly pointed, and revelatory, pauses work, especially those given to us by the excellent John Hoogenakker. He plays the Dad with a combination of quiet resignation and downright blind idiocy. Isabella Crovetti-Cramp is, without a doubt, the best new actress I've seen in ages. Her delivery is that of a woman with decades of experience. She's so good, and snarky, and just plain funny.
What makes this a me movie is I've had this very experience. When I was watching Evelyn, when she was about 8, we had a frighteningly similar talk, where things were reveals and I... well, my experience would be as much a spoiler as flat-out telling you how this one happens. Suffice to say, it was brutal, but from the outside, it's hilarious!
The Talk is a part of Something Funny, our comedy program, and it shows on Friday, March 4th at 1pm, Sunday the 6th at 345pm, and on Friday the 11th at 430pm.
Klaus at Gunpoint
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