Unleashed
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Showings
Sequoia 1Wed, Oct 12, 2016 7:00 PM Not Available
 
Sequoia 1Thu, Oct 13, 2016 1:00 PM Not Available
 
Film Info
Section:US Cinema
Country:US
Year:2016
Running Time:93 min.
Premiere Status:US
Director:Finn Taylor
Producer:Susan Johnson
Screenwriter:Finn Taylor
Cinematographer:Rich Wong
Editor:Rick LeCompte
Cast:Kate Micucci
Steve Howey
Justin Chatwin
Sean Astin
Hana Mae Lee
Josh Brenner
Print Source:Blue Fox Entertainment
Note Writer:Sterling Hedgpeth
Description

Software developer Emma (Garfunkel & Oates's Kate Micucci) has an unusual problem. This lovelorn romantic and astrology skeptic is just settling into a new life in San Francisco when her beloved cat Ajax and dog Summit go missing. But the heavens have a wry sense of humor, for an alignment of planets has transformed both pets into humans, with their four-legged memories intact. So begins this playful farce, full of daft physical comedy and plenty of jokes for dog and cat lovers alike as these two unlikely paramours vie for Emma's affection. Will the goofy, amiable mutt prevail, or the wily, charismatic feline? Rich with Bay Area locations, this sweet-natured comedy brings in charming support from Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings) and Illeana Douglas (Ghost World) and makes the most of an absurd premise with a tone that’s irreverent and gleefully devoid of cynicism while still mining emotional truths. A treat. (Good boy!) 


Guests in attendance 10/12 & 10/13: Finn Taylor (director), Susan Johnson (producer), Kate Miccuci (actress)

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Additional Information

Bay Area native Finn Taylor is a three-time Sundance alum, having premiered his first three films - DREAM WITH THE FISHES (Sony Classics), CHERISH (Fine Line) and THE DARWIN AWARDS (Fox) - at the pretigious festival. Previous films include PONTIAC MOON (Paramount), which Taylor co-wrote, and the feature documentary KANNAPOLIS, A MOVING PORTRAIT, which premiered at the National Gallery at the Smithsonian in May 2016 and will be featured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, in 2017. In its 50th Anniversary Edition, Variety included Taylor on their annual list of “The Top 20 Creatives to Watch.”