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In the Soup

Retrospective Special Screenings

World Premiere Restoration Premiere

USA | 93 MINUTES | English |


New York, Comedy, Drama, NY Director(s)
Directed by Alexandre Rockwell, In The Soup portrays the story of Adolpho (Steve Buscemi), who is writing a screenplay from his crumbling NYC apartment, and falling for the literal girl-next-door. In a desperate attempt to get his screenplay funded, he connects with Joe (Seymour Cassel), a shady high-roller willing to play dirty. After winning the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 1992, the film all but disappeared and only one damaged archival print remained. Through the efforts of Factory 25 and a Kickstarter campaign, the film’s print has been restored in time for its 25th Anniversary.

After the Screening: a conversation with director Alexandre Rockwell, actors Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Beals, and Sam Rockwell, and cinematographer Phil Parmet. Moderated by IndieWire deputy editor and chief film critic, Eric Kohn.


Directed by Alexandre Rockwell

A skilled and celebrated filmmaker, Alexandre Rockwell is perhaps best known for his works In the Soup and 13 Moons, both starring Steve Buscemi. Rockwell’s characters are as intricate as they are flawed; he abstains from the shotgun pop of mainstream film, and, instead, he uses classical techniques and sheer creativity to tell his stories.
Alexandre Rockwell
Hank Blumenthal, Pascal Caucheteux, Jim Stark, Chosei Funahara
Sollace Mitchell, Alexandre Rockwell
Phil Parmet
Dana Congdon
James Schamus
US Distributor
Factory 25
Restoration Producer
Matt Grady
Steve Buscemi, Jim Jarmusch, Carol Kane, Debi Mazar, Stanley Tucci, Sam Rockwell, Jennifer Beals


Jennifer Beals

Jennifer Beals

Jennifer Beals is an internationally renowned, award-winning actress who has been featured in over 50 films and some of highest rated television series to date. She was last seen on NBC’s Taken and Amazon’s The Last Tycoon, as Margo Taft. Beals will be executive producing and returning as a lead cast member in the sequel to the hit Showtime original series The L Word, now currently in development. In addition to working with the award-winning director Alexandre Rockwell, she has also worked alongside Claude Chabrol, Adrian Lyne, Sam Fuller, Nanni Morretti and Quentin Tarantino.

Sam Rockwell

Sam Rockwell

Academy award winner Sam Rockwell has established himself as one of the most versatile actors of his generation. Most recently, in addition to the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Rockwell also won a BAFTA award, Independent Spirit award, Screen Actors Guild award, and Golden Globe for his work in Martin McDonagh’s darkly comic drama, Three Billb oards outside Ebbing, Missouri. Rockwell has also appeared in several critically acclaimed films including Ron Howard’s Academy Award nominated film Frost/Nixon; Andrew Dominik’s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford; as well as Frank Darabont’s Academy Award nominated drama The Green Mile.

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Alexandre Rockwell

A celebrated filmmaker best known for In The Soup and 13 Moons, Alexandre Rockwell has the ability to bring colorful characters to the screen. His use of classical techniques and creativity to tell stories has made him one of the most well-respected figures in independent film.

Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi is an actor, writer, director and producer. He starred in HBO's Boardwalk Empire, which garnered him a Golden Globe® Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Emmy® nominations. His directing work includes the films Trees Lounge and Interview, and TV credits including The Sopranos, which earned him Emmy® and DGA Award nominations, 30 Rock,Nurse Jackie, Portlandia, and Love. In 2008, Buscemi started Olive Productions with Stanley Tucci and Wren Arthur, which produces his Emmy®-winning AOL series Park Bench with Steve Buscemi. He recently co-starred in Louis C.K.'s critically acclaimed web series Horace and Pete.



Phil Parmet began his career as a documentary cinematographer in the 70’s, shooting for independents as well as the principal American and world news organizations. As DP for feature films from the late 80's until the present he has DP'd more than 60 feature films and TV series for independents as well as the major studios and networks. Still photographic works of his have been exhibited in museums and galleries in New York, LA, Paris, and Berlin. His photographs are represented in the permanent collection of the Getty Museum in LA.


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