The compelling indie “Match,” starring Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino and Matthew Lillard screened at the Tribeca Film Festival this past fall. The cast alone is intriguing, especially since Lillard returned to form after “The Descendants.” Directed by playwright/filmmaker Stephen Belber (the pen behind “Tape” with Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman), the film centers on a Seattle woman and her husband (Gugino and Lillard) coming to New York to conduct an interview with a Juilliard ballet professor (Stewart) for her dissertation on the history of dance in the 1960s. But it becomes increasingly clear during these extensive inquiries that there are ulterior motives to the couple’s visit. Here’s the official synopsis:
So what’s the twist? Stewart is her father? Neither the synopsis nor the new trailer spoils the secret. “This is Stewart’s show, and it’s a dynamite role for anyone,” we wrote in our review. “It’s rare to see this level of comfort between an actor and a character, and he’s just as watchable shrinking from pain as he is telling a joke or yelling profanities. ‘Match’ is ultimately about the sins of the past that come to roost in the modern world, and you can’t illustrate that without an actor who can’t seem delightfully happy to be anywhere.”
IFC Films is releasing the film and while there’s no word on a stateside release date yet, “Match” is hitting theaters in the U.K. on January 14, 2015. Watch it below and let us know what you think.