Obvious Child

Showtimes

Film runs Thu, Mar 27 through Sat, Mar 29.

Thu, Mar 27

9:00pm

Sat, Mar 29

3:00pm

Obvious Child
Gillian Robespierre, 2014
USA | Format: DCP | 83 minutes

Centerpiece Selection.

Director Gillian Robespierre and actress Jenny Slate in person for both screenings. Actor Gabe Liedman in person on March 29.

Note: The March 27 screening will take place at MoMA PS1 and includes a reception for all ticket holders prior to the show, starting at 8:00pm.

A girl walks into a bar… and starts telling jokes about her vagina and her boyfriend. It turns out the joke’s on her, since he’s been sleeping with her friend and takes advantage of her public, extremely off-color verbal antics to dump her. Basting in misery (she’s also about to lose her job) and booze (a gay wing-man on hand to enable), she attempts to find solace in family, friends, more stand-up and ultimately a sloppy hook-up. What comes next (no spoilers here) represents a brave new frontier in comedy, and director Gillian Robespierre tackles it head on with side-splitting results. Featuring a star-making lead performance by Jenny Slate, who allows herself to laugh along with the joke-called-life. Truly a “choice” comedy.

The March 29 screening is currently standby only. A standby line will form at the box office one hour prior to showtime. To receive New Directors/New Films ticket updates via email, sign up here.

Series: New Directors/New Films 2014

Venue: FSLC/MoMA

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