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Newly Single

Newly Single

World Premiere

Synopsis

Director

American filmmaker Adam Christian Clark directs and stars in this jet black comedy centred around the LA dating scene, as a self-obsessed filmmaker finds himself on the market once again. Co-produced by Justin Lerner who directed The Automatic Hate, which screened at POFF in 2015. The film is a darkly funny and sometimes brutal affair.

After ridiculing his girlfriend’s belief in Scientology, director Astor Williams Stevenson finds himself single and trying to discover what exactly it is he wants.  At the same time he attempts to get a film off the ground and soon learns that his creative vision will not align with that of his crew. As Astor goes on a number of dates his abrasiveness and cynical attitude towards life seems to become ever more crystallised.

The centrepiece of the film is a fearless performance from Clark as he embodies a man whose self-loathing is hidden by arrogance. Yet, for all his bluff and bluster Clark manages to add a sheen of vulnerability to make Astor a compelling and sympathetic character.

While the film is reminiscent of great American cinema of the 1970’s (with some slight echoes of the works of Woody Allen) with a somewhat staccato structure made up of disparate moments, this is still a thoroughly modern affair replete with some graphic sexuality and an often harsh takedown on modern views of dating.

Yet despite its moments of cynicism, this also manages to be a witty and funny affair and is a must for all those who appreciate strong voices within American cinema.

 

Laurence Boyce

Adam Christian Clark

(b. 1980) worked as a roster director at Quentin Tarantino's and Lawrence Bender's production company, A Band Apart, where he wrote and directed television, music videos, and commercials. Clark has worked with such artists as Kanye West, Jackie Chan, Gnarls Barkley, Lupe Fiasco and Girl Talk; and such brands as Pepsi, Lays, Motorola, MAC, and Diesel. Clark's first feature film, “Caroline and Jackie” (2012), premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. “Newly Single” is his second full-length film.


Filmography

  • Caroline and Jackie (2012)
  • Newly Single (2017)

Schedule

27.11.2017
21:00 - 23:05
Tallinn, 
Kosmos IMAX
Hall IMAX
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 111502
Guests (7)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Director Adam Christian Clark, Producer Adam Hendricks, Producer Greg Gilreath, Producer James Dahl, Cast Molly C Quinn, Producer Jordan Michaud Scorza, Producer Justin Lerner
29.11.2017
19:45 - 21:40
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 4
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 130306
Guests (7)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Director Adam Christian Clark, Producer Adam Hendricks, Producer Greg Gilreath, Producer Justin Lerner, Producer James Dahl, Cast Molly C Quinn, Producer Jordan Michaud Scorza
30.11.2017
17:00 - 18:35
Tartu, 
Athena keskus
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 142001
Guests (6)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Director Adam Christian Clark, Producer Justin Lerner, Producer James Dahl, Producer Jordan Michaud Scorza, Producer Greg Gilreath, Producer Adam Hendricks
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Official Selection

Film info

Country: United States
Year: 2017
Duration: 95 minutes
Language: English
Director: Adam Christian Clark
Producers: Adam Hendricks, Greg Gilreath, John Lang, Jordan Michaud-Scorza, James Dahl
Writer: Adam Christian Clark
DOP: Christopher Hamilton
Montage: Alex O'Flinn
Cast: Adam Christian Clark, Jennifer Kim, Molly C. Quinn, Anna Jacoby-Heron, Rémy Bennett
Productions: Divide / Conquer, Modern Man Films

Synopsis

Director

American filmmaker Adam Christian Clark directs and stars in this jet black comedy centred around the LA dating scene, as a self-obsessed filmmaker finds himself on the market once again. Co-produced by Justin Lerner who directed The Automatic Hate, which screened at POFF in 2015. The film is a darkly funny and sometimes brutal affair.

After ridiculing his girlfriend’s belief in Scientology, director Astor Williams Stevenson finds himself single and trying to discover what exactly it is he wants.  At the same time he attempts to get a film off the ground and soon learns that his creative vision will not align with that of his crew. As Astor goes on a number of dates his abrasiveness and cynical attitude towards life seems to become ever more crystallised.

The centrepiece of the film is a fearless performance from Clark as he embodies a man whose self-loathing is hidden by arrogance. Yet, for all his bluff and bluster Clark manages to add a sheen of vulnerability to make Astor a compelling and sympathetic character.

While the film is reminiscent of great American cinema of the 1970’s (with some slight echoes of the works of Woody Allen) with a somewhat staccato structure made up of disparate moments, this is still a thoroughly modern affair replete with some graphic sexuality and an often harsh takedown on modern views of dating.

Yet despite its moments of cynicism, this also manages to be a witty and funny affair and is a must for all those who appreciate strong voices within American cinema.

 

Laurence Boyce

Adam Christian Clark

(b. 1980) worked as a roster director at Quentin Tarantino's and Lawrence Bender's production company, A Band Apart, where he wrote and directed television, music videos, and commercials. Clark has worked with such artists as Kanye West, Jackie Chan, Gnarls Barkley, Lupe Fiasco and Girl Talk; and such brands as Pepsi, Lays, Motorola, MAC, and Diesel. Clark's first feature film, “Caroline and Jackie” (2012), premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. “Newly Single” is his second full-length film.


Filmography

  • Caroline and Jackie (2012)
  • Newly Single (2017)