11/22/2023 09:45 pm – Murnau-Filmtheater

United States 2023 88 min Original version

by Joanna Arnow

Script: Joanna Arnow, DoP: Barton Cortright, Editor: Joanna Arnow, Producers: Graham Swon, Pierce Varous, Cast: Scott Cohen, Babak Tafti, Joanna Arnow, Michael Cyril Creighton, Alysia Reiner
Ann, a morose New Yorker in her thirties, feels stuck in all areas of her life. To her dismay, the years have gone by quickly in her long-term casual BDSM relationship, low-level corporate job, and quarrelsome Jewish family. As she begins to feel increasingly alienated, she wrestles with herself and her relationships in this self-deprecating auto-fictional comedy and feature debut from writer/director/actor Joanna Arnow.

“Taken as a whole, the film paints a brilliantly sardonic portrait of Ann’s life, but so many individual scenes could play as stand-alone short films – and not the kind of big, baggy shorts that go on for half an hour and are really imitations of the rhythm and form of a feature.” (Variety)

Joanna Arnow is a filmmaker, actor and writer based in Brooklyn. She wrote and directed BAD AT DANCING, a narrative short that was awarded the Berlinale Silver Bear Jury Prize. Her most recent short LAYING OUT premiered at New York Film Festival and was selected as a festival highlight in “The New Yorker”. In addition to making films, she works as an actor and writer. Furthermore, she writes fiction and draws comics that were published in Glimmer Train Press, Popula, Monkeybicycle, Crack the Spine, Nanoism and Dogzplot. THE FEELING THAT THE TIME FOR DOING SOMETHING IS PASSED is her first narrative feature film.

Filmography (selection): 2013 I HATE MYSELF (documentary), 2015 BAD AT DANCING, 2019 LAYING OUT (both short films), 2023 THE FEELING THAT THE TIME FOR DOING SOMETHING HAS PASSED

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