Writer-director Jeff Lipsky’s “Molly’s Theory of Relativity” has gone to his new company Adopt Films for US distribution, set for March 2013. The film about “the economy, how we value and measure the pride we take in what we choose to do for a living, the unbreakable bonds of family, and the notion that death is merely a relative thing” stars Sophia Takal, Lawrence Michael Levine, Reed Birney, Daisy Tahan and Rebecca Schull. Nick Athas and Inna Braude produced.
“It was thrilling to able to write for actors ranging from eight to eighty and pure joy to be working again with Reed, Rebecca and Daisy. Shooting in the New York City is always a plus, particularly with the exceptional crew I had at my disposal, all of whom were major artistic contributors to the cause.”
Adopt Films (“Nuit #1,” “The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye”) is also releasing four films from this year’s Berlin Film Festival; Ursula Meier’s “Sister,” Christian Petzold’s “Barbara,” Miguel Gomes’ “Tabu,” and the Taviani Brothers’ “Caesar Must Die.”
“Molly’s Theory of Relativity” synopsis below:
“Molly’s Theory of Relativity” is a sexy, funny, surreal, and devastating portrait of a beautiful twenty-eight-year-old astronomer who, having unexpectedly lost her job, is poised to make perhaps the first reckless decision of her life. Her story unfolds during an eighteen hour period, on Halloween. Providing counsel on the fateful day are her husband, her father-in-law, three deceased relatives, a precocious nine-year-old trick-or-treater, her grandfather from Minot, North Dakota, and a six year old neighbor, who may or may not be imaginary.