Galas and Centerpieces
Films from acclaimed filmmakers-works that inspire conversation, spark imagination and encourage contemplation.
USA, 2016, 97 min., Color
Molly Shannon will make you cry—and laugh—in this debut film from current SNL writer Chris Kelly. Jesse Plemmons plays David, a struggling comedy writer fresh off a break up with his boyfriend who moves from New York City to Sacramento to help his sick mother—fearlessly portrayed by Shannon. Living with his conservative father (Bradley Whitford) and much-younger sisters for the first time in ten years, he feels like a stranger in his childhood home. As his mother’s health declines, David frantically tries to extract meaning from this horrible experience and convince everyone—including himself—that he's "doing okay." Chris Kelly’s OTHER PEOPLE is a diamond, from the film’s honest script to it's lively cast highlighted by outstanding performances from Plemmons and Shannon who become mother and son.
— Daniel Laabs
Adam Scott, Naomi Scott, Sam Bisbee
Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford, Maude Apatow, Zach Woods
Chris Kelly is an award-winning television writer and film director based in New York. In 2009, he won a Peabody Award for his work as a writer and director for The Onion News Network. He is currently an Emmy nominated supervising writer for Saturday Night Live and a writer and consulting producer for Broad City. OTHER PEOPLE (2015) is his feature directorial debut.