Lovesong (Closing Night Film & Party)
New York City Premiere Ticket includes entrance to the Closing Night Party, No.8 Lounge in Chelsea, NYC Dir: So Yong Kim, 2016, US, 84 mins
With her fourth feature film, acclaimed director So Yong Kim (Treeless Mountain, In Between Days) delivers a tender testament to the deep, emotional bond between Mindy (Jena Malone) and Sarah (Riley Keough) as they confront their long-unspoken intimacy. Digging far beneath the surface of female friendship while avoiding clichés, this nuanced drama exposes the complexity inherent in companionship. As her relationship with her husband deteriorates, Sarah (Riley Keough) calls her college friend Mindy (Jena Malone) for an impromptu road trip. Their connection intensifies along the backroads of Upstate New York, but the two lose touch until Sarah makes another trip, several years later, for Mindy’s wedding. Grounded by powerfully naturalistic performances from Jena Malone and Riley Keough, LOVESONG plays on a the nearly spiritual dialogue between Mindy and Sarah that keeps the love story front and center, while balancing the blurred line between friendship and desire.
Writers: Bradley Rust Gray, So Yong Kim Cast: Jena Malone, Riley Keough, Rosanna Arquette, Amy Seimetz, Brooklyn Decker, Cary Joji Fukunaga. Q&A with filmmakers and select cast to follow