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SPOTLIGHT

LIFE PARTNERS

Directed by Susanna Fogel
FEATURE NARRATIVE 93 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE LIFE PARTNERS
At 29, the most long-term relationship Sasha (Leighton Meester) and Paige (Gillian Jacobs) have ever been in is with each other, using their co-dependent friendship as an excuse not to venture out into the dating world alone. But when Paige meets nerdy Tim (Adam Brody) and starts to get serious for the first time, the nature of their friendship begins to shift. Fearing she’s being cast aside, Sasha tries to keep their relationship the same, but does growing up also mean growing apart?

Susanna Fogel directs this female-driven comedy about two friends and the guy that comes between them. Life Partners digs into a particular late-20s coming-of-age moment, filtered through the indescribable complexities of female friendship.

-Cara Cusumano
Female Director(s), Comedy, Romantic Comedy, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker, Friendship
About the Director(s)
Susanna Fogel began writing and directing short films as a teenager, premiering her first two, For Real and Words of Wisdom, at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1995 and 1997. She and writing partner Joni Lefkowitz have written several scripts for film and television. Life Partners (a fellowship project of the 2012 Sundance Screenwriters and Producers Labs) is Susanna’s first feature film.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Spotlight
  • Year:
    2014
  • Length:
    93 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Screenwriter:
    Susanna Fogel & Joni Lefkowitz
  • Producer:
    Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Riva Marker, Jordana Mollick, Brendan Bragg, Joni Lefkowitz
  • Composer:
    Eric D. Johnson
  • Cast:
    Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody, Mark Feuerstein, Gabourey Sidibe, Abby Elliott
  • Cinematographer:
    Brian Burgoyne
  • Executive Producer:
    Anne O'Shea, Peter Touche, Daniel Crown
  • Associate Producer:
    Rebecca Cammarata
  • Co-Producer:
    Steak House, Dominic Ottersbach, Anthony Brandonisio
  • Director:
    Susanna Fogel
  • Editor:
    Kiran Pallegadda

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