FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION — Special Purim Screening and Wild Purim Rumpus Party!

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION — Special Purim Screening and Wild Purim Rumpus Party!

Director: Christopher Guest

2006, USA, 86 minutes, 35mm, PG-13

Language: English

Presented by: Charm City Tribe and MdFF

Cast: Catherine O’Hara as Marilyn Hack. Ed Begley, Jr. as Sandy Lane. Eugene Levy as Morley Orfkin. Harry Shearer as Victor Allan Miller. Christopher Guest as Jay Berman. John Michael Higgins as Corey Taft. Jim Piddock as Simon Whitset. Jennifer Coolidge as Whitney Taylor Brown.

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Program Notes

Join us for a special Purim screening of Christopher Guest’s FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

Followed by Charm City Tribe’s Wild Purim Rumpus Party in our lounge. Tickets for film and party together or just party can be purchased HERE

Tickets for the screening only can be purchased using our ticketing system links below.

Synopsis:

Debut feature director Jay Berman (Christopher Guest), steers cast and crew through a typically tumultuous independent film Home for Purim, an intimate period drama about a Jewish family’s turbulent reunion on the occasion of the dying matriarch’s favorite holiday.

When Internet-generated rumors begin circulating that three of Purim‘s stars–faded luminary Marilyn Hack (Catherine O’Hara), journeyman actor and former hot dog pitchman Victor Allan Miller (Harry Shearer), and ingenue Callie Webb (Parker Posey)–may be perpetrating Award-worthy performances, a rumble of excitement rattles the cast.

Once Hollywood Now anchors Chuck Porter (Fred Willard) and Cindy Martin (Jane Lynch) pick up the buzz, Award fever infects the entire production. Unit publicist Corey Taft (John Michael Higgins), talent agent Morley Orfkin (Eugene Levy), and producer Whitney Taylor Brown (Jennifer Coolidge) all smell the sudden potential for a sleeper hit. As does Sunfish Classics President Martin Gibb (Ricky Gervais), who suggests some last-minute changes to the film that he feels will broaden the film’s appeal.

Meanwhile, Purim‘s screenwriters, Lane Iverson (Michael McKean) and Philip Koontz (Bob Balaban) grow steadily more horrified as they watch the first film adaptation of their work diverge from their original story. As the hopeful Purim team careens toward the end of production and the upcoming Award season, tenuous relationships and brittle dreams play out in unexpected ways.


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