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.


OUTSIDE IN
2017, The Orchard, 109 min, USA, Dir: Lynn Shelton

Shot on location in Washington state, this quietly affecting drama follows Carol (Edie Falco), a high school teacher, and Chris (Jay Duplass, who also cowrote the film), her ex-student, as they explore a relationship after his release from a 20-year prison sentence. While Chris navigates his re-entry into the world, Carol works to rebuild her family and reconnect with her teenage daughter (Kaitlyn Dever). Featuring an original score from singer-songwriter Andrew Bird. “Exploring big questions through small, intimate moments, OUTSIDE IN is a love story that prioritizes patience and pragmatism over passion.” - Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times


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.


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