‘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.
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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.
Official movie poster for ‘Fam-I-Ly’
Here’s a new still of Taylor Schilling in ‘Fam-I-Ly’
‘Fam-I-Ly’ world premiere at the ‘South by Southwest Conference and Festival’
NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
Ten world premieres; ten unique ways to celebrate the art of storytelling. Selected from 1,408 narrative feature submissions in 2018.
Director/Screenwriter: Laura Steinel
When an emotionally stunted 30-year-old woman is tasked with watching her awkward and bullied 12-year-old niece for the week, she finds her life unfurling when the girl runs away to be a juggalo. Cast: Taylor Schilling, Bryn Vale, Brian Tyree Henry, Jessie Ennis, Blair Beeken, Matt Walsh, Allison Tolman, Eric Edelstein, Kate McKinnon, Fabrizio Guido (World Premiere)
Kate Stone’s a workaholic. She hates kids. She hates most social situations, because she doesn’t know what to do with her arms. So when her estranged brother Joe tracks her down to watch her awkward and bullied 12 year old niece Maddie, Kate thinks babysitting for the week can’t get any worse — until Maddie runs away to become a juggalo.
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Runtime: 83:30 mins
The confab runs March 9-18 in Austin
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