NYC Theatrical Premiere, One Week Only, FREE SCREENINGS!
OPEN FIVE is a cinematic love letter to Memphis and an earnestly stirring blend of reality and fiction from director Kentucker Audley (TEAM PICTURE), whose production was innovatively financed through crowdsourcing. The Best Narrative Feature at the 2010 Indie Memphis Film Festival makes its New York theatrical premiere with a week-long run of free screenings, November 26 - December 2.
Struggling musician Jake (writer Jake Rabinbach) splits his time between NYC and Memphis, playing in two different bands with flavors distinct to each city. It's this nomadic lifestyle as an artist that defines his relationships. When aspiring Brooklyn actress Lucy (Shannon Esper) decides to spend a weekend with Jake in Memphis after their "honeymoon" wears off, their long-distance affair is doubly put to the test when Lucy makes a last-minute decision to bring along fellow actress friend Rose (Genevieve Angelson).
Rose intends to explore this new city, meet people, and have a spontaneous fun time. She finds an immediate attraction in Jake's sidekick Kentucker (Audley), a maker of "poor films," who takes it upon himself to chauffeur her around Graceland, Beale Street, juke joints, gospel churches and BBQ shops. Is this a weekend fling, or the start of more to come?
Shot by filmmaker Joe Swanberg (ALEXANDER THE LAST), OPEN FIVE is something incomplete, a state of lingering in which something needs to give. The time when there are only four vertical lines on a chalkboard before a diagonal slash closes the five.
66 minutes. In English. Presented in Blu-ray. Unrated.
*** $3 RESERVE TICKETS, or FREE at the Door (Seats permitting)
*** COME EARLY FOR LIQUOR & SNACKS! Last call 5 minutes before showtime
*** SPECIAL GUESTS + LIVE FILMMAKING on Friday, Nov. 26 (Opening night's audiences will be filmed for a scene in Kentucker Audley's upcoming sequel OPEN FIVE 2)
"The most interesting thing about OPEN FIVE is how the film consciously punctuates its 'not a movie' moments with scenes that are perfect little instances of movie magic. There are compositions here that soak in the deep Southern landscape with the same affection that Renoir had for the 19th-century slackers and shady grove in his LE DEJEUNER SUR L'HERBE."
- Steve Dollar, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 26, 2010)
"Audley's movie has the feeling of sketches from life -- a wealth of emotion and experience emerge both from its brisk lines and from its white spaces."
- Richard Brody, THE NEW YORKER (2nd review: Nov. 23rd, 2010)
"More focused than many of its brethren, [OPEN FIVE] reps another worthy theatrical preem for Gotham's reRun Gastropub Theater, fast becoming the NXNW launchpad for minimalist SXSW-type fare... Thesping is faultless..."
- Ronnie Scheib, VARIETY (Nov. 22, 2010)
"OPEN FIVE is a loamy, bittersweet ramble through the emotional and practical tangles of its young artists' lives, as well as through the inner and outer life of Memphis itself."
- Richard Brody, THE NEW YORKER
"Exquisitely crafted! OPEN FIVE has the epic intimacy of weekend nights that seem to stretch beyond the actual brevity of time. Its strong core cast hits all the right notes at all the right times."
- Cullen Gallagher, HAMMER TO NAIL
"The best American film of the year!"
- Craig Keller, CINEMASPARAGUS
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