FRANCINE
THEATRICAL | DVD | DIGITAL | VOD
Catalog No.: FTF-032 | 
In Theaters: August 2012 | Directors: BRIAN M. CASSIDY & MELANIE SHATZKY| 
Length: 74 min
 | Year: 2012


 

Opens in September 12th in NYC at MoMa


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Synopsis

After years of incarceration, a quiet, lonely woman, Francine (Academy Award® winner Melissa Leo), is released to start a new life in a small, rural town. But despite opportunities for warmth and connection, her years of “rehabilitation” have left her with little ability to create relationships and happiness, finding her only solace in her connections with animals. What happens when a second chance isn’t enough?

Written and Directed by BRIAN M. CASSIDY & MELANIE SHATZKY
Produced by JOSHUA BLUM & KATIE STERN
Cinematography by BRIAN M. CASSIDY

Starring: MELISSA LEO, MARIETTA HANLEY, BRENDAN BURKE, ROBERT J. MEREDITH, DANICA BRODEHEAD

Festivals: BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, SXSW, BAMCINEMAFEST, BUENOS AIRES FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE, SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL, CPH:PIX, INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL OF BOSTON, and MARYLAND INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL



Press

"Francine feels like a documentary in the mode of Frederick Wiseman or the Maysles brothers." 

- Ian Buckwalter, NPR 

"Spellbindingly unsentimental character study." 
- Keith Uhlich, Critics Pick, Time Out New York

"Leo gives an absolutely devastating performance in this elliptical, mesmerizing microbudget drama."
- New York Magazine, Critics Pick 

"A small gem." 

- Stephen Holden, New York Times 

"This offbeat character study gets at something true and stirring. 
- Justin Chang, Variety  

“A legitimate discovery. Raw. Intimate.”
- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

 "A small but striking independent feature."
- Denis Lim, The New York Times

 "A surprisingly provocative piece of stripped-down social realism."
- Patrick Gamble, Cinevue

"As a 74-minute snapshot of an American at the low end of the struggling 99%, it speaks far more eloquently than poverty statistics.
- David D'Arcy, Screen Daily

 


In Theaters

September 12 - 18th, 2012
MoMa
New York, NY
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November 12 - 15th, 2012
Leammle Theaters
Los Angeles, CA
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November 12 - 15th, 2012
Facets Multimedia
Chicago, IL
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December 19th, 2012
Nitehawk Cinema
Brooklyn, NY
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December 29, 2012
Videology Theater
Brooklyn, NY
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January 4 - 10th, 2013
NorthWest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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January 14th
Austin Film Society
Austin, TX 
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January 18, 2013
Gateway Film Center
Columbus, OH
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February 8-14, 2013
Bijou Cinema
Iowa City, IA
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