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An aspiring performer rekindles a bond with their ailing grandmother (the late great Cloris Leachman) in this intimate dramedy


New York State Premiere

Featuring one of the final screen performances from the late, great, Oscar-winning icon Cloris Leachman, JUMP, DARLING tells the story of aspiring performer Fishy Falters (Thomas Duplessie), who is trying to eke out a career at a small-town bar while crashing with his ailing yet still feisty grandmother (Leachman).

Leachman’s singular combination of impeccable comic timing and grounded pathos is used to great effect in writer/director Phil Connell’s intimate, genuine story, which features show-stopping musical numbers and profound truths about family dynamics.

This film will be followed by a Q&A with Director Phil Connel and cast Thomas Duplessie

Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film

Cast: Cloris Leachman, Thomas Duplessie, Linda Kash, Andrew Bushell, Sheldon Mcintosh (Tynomi Banks), Mark Caven


Phil Connell


90 minutes


Drama, Comedy


Streaming: October 15 - 26
In-Person: October 23 at 5PM (SVA - Silas)


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In-Person Tickets:
SVA Theatre 10/23, 5:00pm

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