‘Family’ to be shown at the Boston Women’s Film Festival on opening night – September 27
The premise of Laura Steinel’s debut film is familiar: closed-off character is forced to learn how to make connections with other people through awkward missteps and misunderstandings. But there are many surprises in the film thanks to a strong script, the performances of Taylor Schilling and newcomer Bryn Vale, and a stellar supporting cast – including Kate McKinnon playing an uptight, athleisure-wearing neighbor.
This terrific film celebrates everything that family means, from the complicated relationships you have with your blood relatives, to the family you choose who support you as you are, to the larger tribe that you belong to whether you know it or not.
MQ pics of Taylor Schilling at the NYC Premiere of ‘Family’
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Here’s a new BTS pic from the Fam-I-Ly set
Amazing news! ‘Fam-I-Ly’ to be featured at the Gathering of the Juggalos!
From ICP Facebook Page
Whoopstock bombs continue to drop! Ninjas and ninjettes we are SO hype about this. Roll out the red carpet, because we about to host a DOPE movie premiere! For the first time ever, GOTJ proudly presents the Juggalo World Premiere of the full-length comedy feature film FAMILY, with Insane Clown Posse, superfine superstar actress Taylor Schilling, cast members from Orange Is the New Black, and cameos from MAD Juggalo homies! HOLY SHIT! ICP is starring in a new movie, and it’s droppin at GOTJ! Our homie and super ninjette Laura Steinel wrote and directed this hilarious, as yet UNRELEASED film reppin for the Fam and of course the Juggalettes! The best part is? We’ll be some of the VERY FIRST to witness this rare gem on the silver screen as Laura and the cast bring it home to our FAM-I-LY!!!!
The ‘Family’ premiere is going to be on July 18th
‘Family’ to be shown during the Rooftop Film Festival on June 29
UPDATE: To make the screening even more juggalo-oriented, Insane Clown Posse will perform after the film. Taylor Schilling and director Laura Steinel will be on-hand as well, and tickets are on sale now.
New/Old picture of Taylor Schilling with a fan on the set of ‘Fam-i-Ly’
‘Fam-I-Ly’ World Premiere at SXSW – reviews and reactions
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Writer/ director Laura Steinel gives a powerful and hilariously heartfelt first feature. The casting could not have been more perfect. I never knew that Taylor Schilling could be so funny. The script is funny but gets to the heart of a family, whether biological or otherwise. The lines of dialogue are both quick-witted and hysterical.
Laura Steinel, after this first feature, is destined to make more great films. Her writing is spectacular on every level, and she treats her characters with love, and they come across genuine. She has a voice and a sense of humor that shines through the script and announces that female writers and filmmakers are the future of comedy. Taylor Schilling gives her finest performance to date alongside the fantastic performance by a young actress, Bryn Vale. Family is hilariously funny reminding us that it is okay just to be yourself.
Read the rest of the review here
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New/Old picture of Taylor Schilling and Bryn Vale on the set of ‘Fam-I-Ly’
Here’s a short clip/teaser of Taylor Schilling in ‘Fam-I-Ly’ which is premiering at SXSW this Sunday
With Family, Laura’s Steinel puts a different spin on mother-daughter big screen angst. If you thought Holly Hunter and Evan Rachel Wood had it bad in their tug-of-war in Thirteen, Taylor Schilling’s workaholic Kate Stone is tasked with saving her niece Maddie from joining the juggalos in Steinel’s comedy.
For those who don’t know what a juggalo is, they’re fans of the Insane Clown Posse or any Psychopathic Records hip hop group, who also don clown makeup. Every year, there’s the Gathering of the Juggalos music festival.
Kate McKinnon, Matt Walsh, Jessie Ennis, Brian Tyree Henry also star in this pic scripted and directed by Steinel.