Invite you and a guest to a special screening of
The first 150 people to stop by Barnes and Noble Lincoln Triangle, 1972 Broadway @ 66th St. , on Wednesday, November 21st beginning at 9am will receive a screening pass.
Date: November 26th, 2007
Time: 7:00 PM
THE SAVAGES is an irreverent look at family, love and mortality as seen through the lens of one of modern life’s most bewildering and challenging experiences: when adult siblings find themselves plucked from their everyday, self-centered lives to care for an estranged elderly parent.
The last thing the two Savage siblings ever wanted to do was look back at their difficult family history. Having wriggled their way out from beneath their father’s domineering thumb, they are now firmly cocooned in their own complicated lives. Wendy (Academy Award® nominee Laura Linney) is a struggling East Village playwright, AKA a temp who spends her days applying for grants, stealing office supplies and dating her very married neighbor. Jon (Academy Award® winner Philip Seymour Hoffman) is a neurotic college professor writing books on obscure subjects in Buffalo. Then comes the call that informs them that the father they have long feared and avoided, Lenny Savage (Tony Award® winner Philip Bosco), is slowly being consumed by dementia and they are the only ones that can help.
Now, as they put their already arrested lives on hold, Wendy and Jon are forced to live together under one roof for the first time since childhood, rediscovering the eccentricities that drove each other crazy. Faced with complete upheaval and battling over how to handle their father’s final days, they are confronted with what adulthood, family and, most surprisingly, each other are really about.
Featuring nuanced performances from an extraordinary cast, THE SAVAGES marks the return of writer and director Tamara Jenkins who won acclaim for the humor and humanity of her previous film, THE SLUMS OF BEVERLY HILLS. The film stars Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, Peter Friedman, Gbenga Akinnagbe and Cara Seymour.
A Fox Searchlight Pictures in association with Lone Star Film Group Presentation of a This is that production in association with Ad Hominem Enterprises and Cooper’s Town Productions, THE SAVAGES is produced by Ted Hope (AMERICAN SPLENDOR, 21 GRAMS), Anne Carey (THE DOOR IN THE FLOOR, THUMBSUCKER) and Erica Westheimer (THE KING OF CALIFORNIA, CHAOS THEORY). Executive producers are Alexander Payne (director/ co-screenwriter ELECTION, ABOUT SCHMIDT, SIDEWAYS), Jim Taylor (co-screenwriter ELECTION, ABOUT SCHMIDT, SIDEWAYS) and Jim Burke (ELECTION) of Ad Hominem, as well as Anthony Bregman (FRIENDS WITH MONEY, THUMBSUCKER) and Fred Westheimer (THE KING OF CALIFORNIA, CHAOS THEORY). Co-producer is Lori Keith Douglas (THE NAMESAKE, THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE).
In theaters November 28th. This movie is Rated R.