RELEASE DATE: TBD
World Premiere – Los Angeles Film Festival 2016
STARRING: Alia Shawkat, Janet McTeer, Alfred Molina
DIRECTED BY: Amber Tamblyn
WRITTEN BY: Ed Dougherty and Amber Tamblyn, based on a book by Janet Fitch
The film probes the experience of grief in a subjective, intuitive manner, and it achieves remarkable intensity in exploring this theme.
"It’s a wonderful, beautiful film about time and grief and women and love,"[Amy] Poehler added.
Early on in her new film “Paint It Black,” not even a full reel into her directorial debut, Amber Tamblyn shows a profound understanding of loss.
Like its distraught protagonist, Amber Tamblyn’s Paint It Black is unforgiving, flawed and ferocious.
What happens to a dream when the dreamer is gone? PAINT IT BLACK is the story of the aftermath of Michael’s death, and Josie’s struggle to hold onto the true world he shared with her. As Josie searches for the key to understanding his death, she finds herself both repelled and attracted to Michael’s pianist mother, Meredith, who holds Josie responsible for her son’s torment. Soon, the two women find themselves drawn into a twisted relationship reflecting equal parts distrust and blind need.
Director Amber Tamblyn