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SLOW LEARNERS

Directed by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce
FEATURE NARRATIVE 96 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE SLOW LEARNERS
High school guidance counselor Jeff, and his platonic friend and co-worker Anne are responsible, well intentioned, kind… and boring. They frustratingly watch on as their peers find love and companionship, while they continue to fail in spectacular fashion when it comes to romance. As they reach their loneliness breaking point they make a pact to forgo their familiar, vanilla personas in exchange for their unexplored, confident alter egos. They wave goodbye to Jeff’s awkward all-male book club and Anne’s flailing attempts to catch the eye of Jeff’s sexy neighbor Max, and say hello to raucous summer nights filled with booze, dancing, and sex. Naturally things don’t exactly go according to plan. Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce's charmingly hilarious comedy features standout performances from Adam Pally (The Mindy Project) and Sarah Burns (Enlightened), as well as a supporting cast that includes Reid Scott (Veep), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) and Kate Flannery (The Office). With a dry-witted sensibility and snappy writing, Slow Learners is a sweet, and raunchy, crash course in discovering who you really are and ultimately who you want next to you along the way.

—Liza Domnitz
Female Director(s), Comedy, Relationships
About the Director(s)
Director and cinematographer Don Argott formed 9.14 Pictures with producer and director Sheena M. Joyce in 2002. Their film The Art of the Steal was named as one of the best documentaries in 2010 by Roger Ebert. Slow Learners is both directors’ first narrative feature.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Viewpoints
  • Year:
    2015
  • Length:
    96 minutes
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce
  • Screenwriter:
    Matt Serword
  • Producer:
    Tommy Joyner, Jamie Lokoff, Brian O'Connor, Tammy Tiehel-Stedman
  • Editor:
    Demian Fenton
  • Cinematographer:
    Chase Bowman
  • Composer:
    The Wellspring
  • Story by:
    Matt Serword, Peter C. Swords
  • Casting by:
    Allison Jones
  • Cast:
    Adam Pally, Sarah Burns, Reid Scott, Catherine Reitman, Mary Grill, Kevin Dunn

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