The Outside Story

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World Premiere

FEATURE | USA | 85 MINUTES

THE OUTSIDE STORY

New York, Drama

Frustrated, listless, and heartbroken after breaking up with his girlfriend, introverted video editor Charles (Brian Tyree Henry) is struggling to make his deadline. When a food delivery goes awry, Charles experiences every New Yorker’s worst nightmare: getting locked out of their apartment. With no shoes, no wallet, and a phone low on battery power, he runs into a cavalcade of eccentric Brooklynites, including a swinging upstairs neighbor, a strict parking enforcement officer, the kindly widow next door, and a budding piano prodigy. His zany encounters with his neighbors prompt Charles to reevaluate his life and regret the abrupt end of his relationship.

In his first on-screen leading role, Henry is marvelously adept at physical humor, observational comedy, and moments of quiet reflection. Filmmaker Casimir Nozkowski’s feature debut is self-assured with a script that is both hilarious and heartfelt, perfectly capturing city life. With strong supporting performances from Sonequa Martin-Green, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Asia Kate Dillon, Sunita Mani, and Maria Dizzia, The Outside Story is sure to resonate with New York audiences who like nothing better than films that celebrate the city they know and love.—Karen Kemmerle


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Casimir Nozkowski

Casimir Nozkowski is a writer, director, and editor whose work premiered at Hot Docs, MOMA, Sundance, Telluride, and Tribeca, and on ESPN, AMC, IFC, and PBS. The Tonight Show and The New York Times both featured his work.



Director
Casimir Nozkowski
Producer
Frank Hall Green, Brian Newman, Joseph Stephans, Casimir Nozkowski
Screenwriter
Casimir Nozkowski
Cinematographer
Zelmira Gainza
Editor
Eyal Dimant
Composer
Alexander Trimpe
Executive Producer
Evan Thayer, Cameron O'Reilly, Lisa Kleiner Chanoff
Associate Producer
Josh Chertoff, Ben Altarescu, Eyal Dimant, Caitlin Zvoleff
Cast
Brian Tyree Henry, Sunita Mani, Sonequa Martin-Green, Olivia Edward, Asia Kate Dillon, Rebecca Naomi Jones

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