Mr. Roosevelt | Denver Film Society | Noël Wells | USA

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Overview

Comedian Noël Wells (Saturday Night Live, Master of None) writes, directs, executive-produces and stars in this charming comedy, which garnered her more than one award at SXSW this year. Wells plays Emily, a young comic struggling to make it in Los Angeles. Rejected at audition after audition, she has one claim to fame: an embarrassing YouTube video that has received over 15 million hits.

The illness of Emily's cat, the titular Mr. Roosevelt, takes her back to her college town of Austin, Texas, only to throw her into a warped love triangle with her ex-boyfriend Eric (comedian Nick Thune) and his new girlfriend Celeste. Emily is shocked to find how much New Age Celeste has altered Eric: instead of playing guitar in a rock band, he's in real-estate school. But even as she rails at the changes in her old life, the question arises: does she really want it back?

Producer: Michael B. Clark, Chris Ohlson, Alex Turtletaub | Editor: Terel Gibson | Cinematographer: Dagmar Weaver-Madsen | Screenwriter: Noël Wells
Cast: Noël Wells, Nick Thune, Britt Lower, Daniella Pineda, Andre Hyland

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