Off to the cinema we go again!
It’s a brilliantly mixed bad this time around with some fantastical relationship issues given a refresher, a young woman negotiating love and all its complexities and a political drama that makes a series of salient points while having fun doing it.
Enjoy … and don’t spill your popcorn …
When Audra (Britt Lower) confesses to her husband (Josh Lawson) that she once hooked up with Holly (Nathalie Emmanuel), her college roommate, their lives take an exciting, unexpected turn. Holly’s surprise visit and undeniable charm enliven both Noel and Audra, sparking new insight into their relationship. A door opens for the three of them to experience something they never could’ve anticipated. Holly Slept Over is written and directed by first-time filmmaker Joshua Friedlander, making his feature directorial debut after writing and producing the film Suicide Blonde. (synopsis via First Showing)
Holly Slept Over releases 3 March 2020 via video-on-demand.
Set against the backdrop of a changing Harlem landscape, when 17-year-old Ayanna meets handsome and mysterious outsider Isaiah, her entire world is turned upside down on her path towards self-discovery as she travails the rigorous terrain of young love the summer before she leaves for college. Premature is directed by American filmmaker Rashaad Ernesto Green, his second feature film after making Gun Hill Road previously, and lots of other TV directing work. The screenplay is by Rashaad Ernesto Green and Zora Howard. (synopsis via First Showing)
Premature premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2019 and will receive limited theatre release 21 February.
From writer/director Jon Stewart comes the comedy of a Democrat political consultant (Steve Carell) who helps a retired ex-Marine colonel (Chris Cooper) run for mayor in a small Wisconsin town. Jon Stewart is back, and he has something to say. Irresistible is both written and directed by American comedian / writer / filmmaker Jon Stewart, director of the film Rosewater previously now making his second feature after turning to directing while in the middle of making “The Daily Show”. Plan B Entertainment and Jon Stewart produced. (synopsis via First Showing)
Premature releases 29 May in USA; no international releases at this time.