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‘Breaking Upwards’ premiere

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Apr 8th, 2010
Apr 8


“Breaking Upwards” premiere’s at the Silent Movie Theatre



“Breaking Upwards” premiered last night at the Silent Movie Theatre on Fairfax (Allan R. Ellenberger)




Actress Anne Hathaway and actress Zoe Lister-Jones attend the after party for the Los Angeles premiere of IFC’s “Breaking Upwards” held at The Silent Movie Theatre on April 8, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)




Johnny Galecki of the “Big Bang Theory” is interviewed at the premiere of “Breaking Upwards” (Allan R. Ellenberger)





Opens April 9, 2010 in Los Angeles

at the

Sunset 5 (8000 Sunset Blvd.)

and available nationwide on-demand



Based on the filmmakers’ actual experience, and starring the filmmakers themselves, “Breaking Upwards” explores a young, real life New York couple who, four years into their relationship and battling codependency, decide to intricately strategize their own break up.


The film loosely interprets a year in their lives exploring alternatives to monogamy and the madness that ensues. It begs the question: is it ever possible to grow apart together?




“The hangdog Wein and particularly the winsome Lister-Jones are appealing enough to make us truly care about whether their characters are able to work it out. But however their true-life relationship progressed, they have something worthy to show for it in this charming effort. “Hollywood Reporter



Starring Daryl Wein (“The Hebrew Hammer”) & Zoe Lister-Jones (Upcoming films include: “Salt,” with Angelina Jolie; “All Good Things”, with Ryan Gosling;”The Other Guys” with Will Ferrell).


Co-starring: Olivia Thirlby (“Juno,” “The Wackness”); Julie White (“Transformers,” “Transformers 2”); Andrea Martin (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”); Peter Friedman (“The Savages”); Ebon Moss-Bachrach (“The Lake House”); La Chanze (“The Color Purple”); and Pablo Schreiber (“The Wire,” “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”)


Directed by Daryl Wein
Written by Daryl Wein, Zoe Lister-Jones and Peter Duchan


“Breaking Upwards” was an official selection in the Narrative Competition at the 2009 SXSW Film Festival.


** All original soundtrack now on iTunes!**







“Stolen” at a theater near you

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Mar 21st, 2010
Mar 21





Film Summary
Work has become an obsession for Detective Tom Adkins (Jon Hamm) since the disappearance of his ten-year-old son, Tommy Jr. When an early morning phone call leads him to the mangled remains of a young boy who was brutally murdered 50 years ago, Adkins takes on the case in hopes of finding absolution. His investigation leads him to a man who lived in 1958 named Matthew Wakefield (Josh Lucas) and his innocent son, John. The striking similarities in the cases pushes Adkins’ obsession over the top. Barely holding onto his sanity and bound by redemption, Adkins unravels the unspeakable truth behind what happened to his son.


“A QUIET, SUSPENSEFUL THRILLER.” Rex Reed, The New York Observer








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