TOUCHY FEELY
2013, Magnolia Pictures, 89 min, USA, Dir: Lynn Shelton

Abby (Rosemarie DeWitt) is a sought-after massage therapist and a free spirit, while her brother Paul (Josh Pais) thrives on routine, running a failing dental practice with his assistant and daughter Jenny (Ellen Page). Suddenly, Abby develops an aversion to bodily contact, which not only makes her unable to do her job but also severely affects her relationship with her boyfriend. As Abby navigates her way through an identity crisis, her brother's dental practice receives new life when clients seek out his “healing touch.” With Allison Janney.


WE GO WAY BACK
2006, 80 min, USA, Dir: Lynn Shelton

Aspiring actress Kate (Amber Hubert) has finally landed her first leading role at age 23, yet she’s conflicted about the creative and professional compromises she’s made to get there. As she reflects on her regrets, she is visited by an apparition of her idealistic 13-year-old self (Maggie Brown). With surreal, impressionistic imagery and a sure balance of comedy and tragedy, Lynn Shelton’s debut project wowed Slamdance audiences in 2006, winning Best Feature and Best Cinematography (Benjamin Kasulke) and introducing a distinctive new voice to the indie film world.


HUMPDAY
2009, Magnolia Pictures, 94 min, USA, Dir: Lynn Shelton

It's been a decade since Ben (Mark Duplass) and Andrew (Joshua Leonard) were the bad boys of their college campus. Ben has settled down and found a job, wife and home, while Andrew took the alternate route as a vagabond artist. When Andrew shows up unannounced on Ben's doorstep, they easily fall back into their old dynamic of macho one-upmanship. Late into the night at a wild party, the two find themselves locked in a mutual dare: to enter an amateur porn contest together. Writer-director Lynn Shelton expertly mines the biggest ironies of the male ego to hilarious effect in this buddy movie gone wild.


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