It’s a Disaster

Writer/director Todd Berger’s witty and insightful comedy captures four hip Angelino couples who come together for their regular Sunday brunch and get so involved in their messy relationship issues, betrayals and personality meltdowns that they hardly notice the apocalypse is knocking on the front door.

Invoking Woody Allen’s cerebral comedies while presenting a fresh perspective on the disaster film, It’s A Disaster showcases its expert comic ensemble — featuring David Cross, Julia Stiles and America Ferrera — who are clearly enjoying themselves sending up self-absorbed characters who are more bothered by their non-functioning cell phones than by the dead bodies accumulating on the front steps. [Synopsis courtesy of Los Angeles Film Festival]

Hits

Hits is a comedy about a paranoid municipal worker named Dave, his The Voice–obsessed 19-year-old daughter, a wannabe teenage rapper who has an unrequited crush on the daughter, and their neighbors in a small, working-class town in upstate New York. Dave finds fame when videos of his rants at City Hall go viral, and hordes of appallingly well-meaning hipsters from Brooklyn descend on their town to make sure Dave’s rights aren’t trampled by “the man.” [Synopsis courtesy of Sundance Film Festival]