Modern-day relationships seem to be continuously defined by technological interactions, which is why Livia De Paolis’ directorial debut “Emoticon ;)” feels all the more appropriate. Fortunately for contemporary audiences, the film will soon be released by Indican Pictures on May 30.
De Paolis does double duty in the film, taking on the story’s lead role of Elena, an anthropology grad student trying to dissect the role technology plays in communication and relationships.
The film also stars Michael Cristofer (“The Shadow Box,” “American Horror Story”), Miles Chandler (“Six Degrees”), Diane Guerrero (“Orange is the New Black”), Carol Kane (“Taxi”), Sonia Braga (“Alias”), Christine Ebersole (“American Horror Story,” “Grey Gardens”) and Daphne Rubin-Vega (“RENT”).
Check out the trailer, exclusive to Indiewire, below: