Sundance Selects has acquired the North American rights to “Last Weekend,” starring Patricia Clarkson.
The film is the directorial debut of Tom Dolby and Tom Williams, who shot the film at the historic 1929 Lake Tahoe estate that was also the location of the 1951 Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift classic, “A Place in the Sun.” “We are thrilled to have the film distributed by Sundance Selects,” said co-directors Dolby and Williams. “Viewers relate to this film in a very personal way and are often reminded of their own families. We’re excited about bringing the ‘Last Weekend’ family to a larger audience.”
The ensemble cast includes Zachary Booth (“Keep the Lights on”), Chris Mulkey (“Twin Peaks”), Joseph Cross (“Running with Scissors”), Devon Graye (“The Discoverers”) and Jayma Mays (“Glee”). The dark comedy unfolds over the course of a long Labor Day weekend at Lake Tahoe. According to the synopsis, Celia Green (Clarkson) and her husband, Malcolm (Mulkey), gather their two adult sons (Booth and Cross) and their partners for a rare vacation together. As the holiday begins, Celia finds herself torn between the past of the historic estate and her desire to move forward with her life. When an accident threatens to unhinge Celia’s meticulously devised plans, she must decide if she is ready to let go of the house.
The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Productions for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Josh Braun of Submarine Entertainment on behalf of the filmmakers. “Last Weekend” will be released theatrically and on VOD later this summer.