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The Playroom

Spotlight

World Premiere

USA | 83 MINUTES | English |

THE PLAYROOM

Drama, Female Director(s)
In 1970s American suburbia, Maggie and her younger siblings spend the night telling each other stories in the attic. Downstairs, their parents put on airs and entertain guests over the course of a gin-soaked evening. The more they drink, the faster the artificial civility of the gathering deteriorates, and for the first time, the family is forced to confront the truth behind the betrayals and disappointments of their lives.

By grounding her film in authentic, honest emotion, filmmaker Julia Dyer (Late Bloomers) presents a portrait of family life that rings utterly true. This is not simply a nostalgic melodrama, but rather a serious examination of family life that will surely resonate with audiences. Dyer perfectly captures the poignancy of childhood and the inevitable moment when a child comes to realize that her parents are flawed individuals. Showcasing standout performances from John Hawkes, Molly Parker, and a cast of talented young actors, this is a candid and challenging look at the reality behind the façade of a seemingly perfect American family.

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Julia Dyer

Julia Dyer directed and co-produced the feature film Late Bloomers, which premiered in competition at Sundance and played more than 40 festivals before being released theatrically and sold to HBO. She shared a creative partnership with her sister, screenwriter Gretchen Dyer, until Gretchen's passing in 2009.
Screenwriter
Gretchen Dyer
Production Designer
Robert Winn
Editor
Michael Coleman
Director
Julia Dyer
Music Supervisor
Jonathan Finegold
Executive Producer
Don Stokes, Lawrence Mattis
Co-Producer
Jeffrey Brown, Steve Leary
Director of Photography
Russell Blair
Composer
Bruce Richardson
Producer
Angie Meyer, Stephen Dyer
Primary Cast
John Hawkes, Molly Parker, Olivia Harris, Cody Linley, Jonathon McClendon, Alexandra Doke

CONTACTS

Director's Manager
Lawrence Mattis
Circle of Confusion
107-23 71st Road, Suite 300 Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 718.275.1012
lm@circleofconfusion.com
http://www.circleofconfusion.com
Press Contact
Alex Klenert
Prodigy PR
2601 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 110 Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: 310-857-2020
ak@prodigypublicrelations.com
Press Contact
Erik Bright
Prodigy PR
2601 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 110 Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: 310 857 2020
eb@prodigypublicrelations.com
Producer
Angie Meyer
Phone: 972-989-1335
ten96films@yahoo.com
Technical Contact
Matt Maples
Post Asylum
5642 Dyer Street Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: 214 363 0162
mmaples@postasylum.com
Print Source
Stephen Dyer
c/o Post Asylum
5642 Dyer Street Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: 208 891 0857
stepdyer@gmail.com
Main Contact
Julia Dyer
One Mind Productions
c/o Post Asylum 5642 Dyer Street Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: 469 583 2113
julia@onemindfilms.com