Mr. Roosevelt


Century Larkspur 2 Tue, Oct 10, 2017 9:15 PM
Sequoia 2 Thu, Oct 12, 2017 6:30 PM
Film Info
Category:Mind the Gap
Section:US Cinema
Running Time:91 min.
Director:Noël Wells
Producer:Michael B. Clark
Alex Turtletaub
Chris Ohlson
Screenwriter:Noël Wells
Cinematographer:Dagmar Weaver-Madsen
Editor:Terel Gibson
Cast:Noël Wells
Nick Thune
Britt Lower
Daniella Pineda
Andre Hyland
Note Writer:Lucy Laird


Emily escaped the “velvet rut” of Austin only to land in the ditch of LA’s fringe comedy scene, where she’s utterly failing to parlay viral YouTube stardom into, well, anything. Cue an emergency text from the ex-boyfriend: Her eponymous orange tabby is in a bad way. After flying back to Texas with only the clothes on her back, Emily soon has more than just an urn full of cat cremains to handle—she also has to deal with the mess she’s made of her life. Writer-director Noël Wells (Master of None) stars in her endearingly weird and funny debut, an autobiographical ode to 21st-century twentysomething angst, which snagged audience and jury awards at SXSW. But you don’t need to be an Austinite hipster to relate to getting over the new girlfriend who’s “a Pinterest board come to life,” mourning a beloved city being drained of its quirkiness by gentrification, and stumbling toward purpose in our social-media-steeped world.

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Additional Information

Noël Wells is an actor, writer, and director from San Antonio, Texas. After graduating from college, Wells joined a house sketch team at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles and was then cast as a featured player on Saturday Night Live. She recently played Rachel on Netflix’s Master of None and starred alongside Jessica Williams in The Incredible Jessica James.