Stalled in a long-term committed relationship that seems to be going nowhere, Dianne (Olivia Thirlby) and Henry (Ben Feldman) feel pressure to marry, abandon their bohemian lifestyle in Los Angeles and move to the burbs. As the nuptials approach, both feel the temptation to stray, setting in motion a series of cataclysmic events. Separately, they treat themselves to a night on the town, discovering that they are capable of surprising things—good and bad. [Synopsis courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival]
Sam has been kicked out of every school across the country. When he learns that his mother can no longer afford to keep him in school he and his friends start their own escort service, Cougars, Inc., to help pay for his tuition. Through this hilarious new job Sam and his friends explore the generation of Cougars who are desperately trying to stay young and loving every lesson they are taught.
On the day of their father’s 70th birthday party, four siblings come to terms with the publication of a novel written by the youngest sibling that exposes the family’s most intimate secrets. [Synopsis courtesy of TIFF]
Ray Longway, a moody 14 year old, is a pawn in his parents divorce. His mother, a struggling actress who married rich, has grown accustomed to their cushy L.A. lifestyle but now, it’s upkeep depends on Ray’s custody decision. The family hires Anjelika, the Wiccan-practicing daughter of a dead R&B singer, as their new babysitter. She quickly fills the voids in everyone’s lives: mother to the little sister, confidante to the mother and weed-dealer-cum-lover to Ray. Despite differences in age, Ray and Anjelika form a deep bond, exploring sex and love together. When the time comes for Ray to pick the winning parent, he opts to run away with the babysitter and blackmail mom for the getaway cash. [Synopsis courtesy of SXSW Film Festival]