Run and Jump

Feb 21 - Feb 27, 2014

(Steph Green, Ireland/Germany, 2013, Blu-ray, 105 min)

Funnyman Will Forte (SNL, 30 Rock) dons a serious beard, and tweed jacket, to play a strait-laced brain researcher who finds himself in the midst of a family’s efforts to rebuild. Steph Green’s debut feature film is a warm-hearted Irish drama that takes an unconventional approach to the premise of a family changed by a father and husband’s stroke. Written, directed, and produced by women, the narrative focuses not on the husband (Conor) and his experience of adjusting to a new life, but on his wife Vanetia’s.

As the doggedly optimistic Vanetia navigates the emotional challenges of reintegrating Conor in family life when he returns from the hospital, she bonds with the American doctor (Forte) sent to observe and research Conor’s transition.

"an insightful and often touching drama-comedy. . .smart and satisfying" —The Seattle Times

"Who knew [Will Forte] could act? Well, credit Irish writer/director Steph Green for making at least part of the discovery before Alexander Payne." —Seattle Weekly

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