All About Nina

US Narrative Competition

World Premiere

USA | 97 MINUTES

ALL ABOUT NINA

Comedy, Drama, Female Director(s), NY Director(s), Latino Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Female Screenwriter(s)
Nina (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) isn’t your typical brash stand-up comic. Her sets may be littered with frank sex talk, sarcastic cynicism, and vulgarity, but her act is no mere act. Having finally ditched her abusive lover (Chace Crawford), Nina hightails it to Los Angeles with the hope of finally making it big. Things begin to improve in her career, as well as in her love life—thanks to a new love interest, Rafe (Common)—but this hard-drinking heroine isn’t sure she can handle stability. Despite her budding successes, Nina struggles to reconcile being authentic and happy in both her career and in her personal life.

As All About Nina’s fractured protagonist, Mary Elizabeth Winstead delivers an astonishingly raw performance, tearing into her part with the ferocity Nina deserves. The film’s strong supporting cast includes a revelatory Common, who portrays a man of utmost decency, patience, and love. Through these complicated and resonant characters, as well as its deft examination of timely matters like trauma, abuse, and sexism in the world of stand-up comedy, All About Nina offers insight into what it means to be a talented, creative woman today.

—Shayna Weingast

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Eva Vives

Eva Vives graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. In 2000, the film Five Feet High and Rising, which Vives produced, won prizes at both Sundance and Cannes. Vives also co-wrote Raising Victor Vargas and, most recently, wrote and directed her short film Join the Club, which premiered at Sundance in 2016.


Director
Eva Vives
Producers
Eric B. Fleischman, Sean Tabibian, Natalie Qasabian, Eva Vives
Screenwriter
Eva Vives
Cinematographer
Thomas Scott Stanton
Composer
John Dragonetti
Editors
Saira Haider, Susan Littenberg
Production Designer
Kelly Fallon
Executive Producers
Joshua Astrachan, Brian Kavanugh-Jones
Co-Producer
Jo Henriquez
Casting Director
Rich Delia
Cast
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Common, Chace Crawford, Clea DuVall, Kate del Castillo, Beau Bridges

CONTACTS

Press Contact
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US Sales Contact
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Creative Artists Agency
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 424 288 2000
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International Sales Contact
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Creative Artists Agency
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 424 288 2000
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Print Source
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Los Angeles, CA 90068
Phone: 818 266 8397