|10:45PM||Q&A with filmmaker Charlie McDowell, Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass|
|11:00PM||After Party sponsored by New Amsterdam Spirits|
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Special Sneak Preview. Filmmaker Charlie McDowell and stars Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass will be in attendance for the Q and A. A married couple on the brink of separation escapes to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to salvage what’s left of their relationship. That’s about where normalcy ends in this highly original, dizzyingly bizarre directorial debut from acclaimed author Charlie McDowell. Courtesy of Radius-
The One I Love (Charlie McDowell | 91 min.)
The One I Love centers on Ethan (Mark Duplass) and Sophie (Elisabeth Moss), a married couple on the brink of separation. Having not been the most faithful husband, Ethan struggles to keep Sophie interested after his improprieties. Awkward attempts to rekindle their once playful relationship by recreating past dates further illustrate how far they have fallen and how trite their love life has become. At the urging of their therapist (Ted Danson), they escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to salvage what’s left of their relationship. The break from life’s distractions appears at first to be just what the doctor ordered.
In his feature debut, Twitter sensation-cum-author (Dear Girls Above Me) Charlie McDowell elevates a Twilight Zone premise into a high-concept romance tinged with humor and extraordinary pathos. What starts off as a relaxing and tranquil retreat soon spirals into a dizzyingly bizarre experience that forces the couple to reflect upon the complexities of their troubled partnership. Capturing remarkable and nuanced performances from his two leads, McDowell deftly turns a low-budget relationship study into a surprisingly complex head-trip where up is down and you are me and I could be anybody. Over the course of a few days, Ethan and Sophie work diligently to rediscover their better selves and embrace the unexpected as everything they once thought was real becomes more and more surreal.
One of the biggest hits out of the Sundance Film Festival, The One I Love immediately establishes Charlie McDowell as a director to watch and further solidifies Duplass (also a producer) and Moss as actors who consistently find the charisma and emotional truths within even the most unusual roles.
- Jeffrey Bowers