A video interview with the cast and director of Boundaries and you can view it at Cheddar’s website. We are hoping that more videos will show up!
What Is it Like to Premiere a Movie at SXSW?
Premiering a film at South by Southwest may be a huge accomplishment, but it’s just as nerve-wracking as it is exciting.
“It’s like reading your diary out loud for 1,100 people,” Shana Feste, writer and director of “Boundaries,” told Cheddar just before her movie made its debut. “So yes, I am terrified.”
Some of Feste’s anxiety might’ve been because the film, starring Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga, is based on a true story.
“Boundaries” follows Farmiga’s character as she drives her estranged, pot-dealing father to her sister’s house after he was kicked out of his retirement home.
Still, Feste said she was excited to showcase her brainchild.
“I am also so proud of the work that [the cast] did,” she said. “So that’s what I’m really proud to show off.”
Bellow you can read two reviews of Boundaries, one by Variety and one by The Hollywood Reporter. Click on “read more” to read the full reviews.
We’ve seen him dozens of times before, saying any damn thing that comes into his head (because living on the planet for 70 or 80 years has given him the right to do so). He’s on his own incorrigible wavelength, dropping putdowns as fresh as his body is old, spicing every cranky comment with a perfectly chosen F–bomb. But, of course, he’s also part of the family. He’s the grumpy old man, the naughty codger from hell — the hilarious over-the-hill a–hole who is always played by someone like, you know, Alan Arkin. Just about every time we see him, he’s a showbiz creation, a character baptized in shtick.
But in “Boundaries,” a touching yet wised-up father-daughter road movie that’s the best version of this sort of film you could imagine (it’s standard, but very tastefully done), Christopher Plummer plays him with a lived-in, soft-shoe command. At 88, Plummer looks about as handsome as a man his age can be, with cheekbones that take the light beautifully, his white hair swept back and set off by a beard that’s still, from certain angles, sort of sexy. He plays Jack Jaconi, the pathologically charming and selfish father of Laura (Vera Farmiga), and by the end of the opening scene, when she’s sounding off to her therapist about him, we’re certain that he must be some version of the monster she describes. Laura won’t even take his calls — that’s how much damage he’s caused.
A little late, but Vera attended the Boundaries Premiere at the SXSW Film Festival on March 12th in Austin, Texas. Here is some photos for you to enjoy!
Interview with the Boundaries director Shana Feste and the first production still from the film!
“Boundaries,” a road trip comedy starring Vera Farmiga and Christopher Plummer as a damaged daughter-father duo, premiered at the South By Southwest Film Festival last Monday night. The film, the majority of which takes place in a weed-filled Rolls Royce travelling from Seattle to Los Angeles, has as much heart as it does laughs.
The film, both written and directed by Shana Feste, the filmmaker behind “Country Strong,” “Endless Love” and “The Greatest,” has its quirky comedic elements: from Laura’s (Farmiga) penchant for picking up stray animals, to her son, Henry’s (Lewis MacDougall) talent for drawing naked pictures of authority figures. But behind all the humor is a realistic psychodrama, which is unsurprising given Feste’s proximity to her subject matter: Plummer plays a version of Feste’s own marijuana-dealing father.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen, known for his villainous roles in “The Get Down” and the upcoming “Aquaman,” plays a charming love interest for Farmiga. WSN recently sat down with Shana at SXSW, as well as actors McDougall and Abdul-Mateen to discuss breaking out of old patterns, balancing fiction and reality and working from a place of love and truth.