w/scheduled appearance by producer Rob Schwartz
Narrative | US | 90 min. | PACIFIC ASIA PREMIERE
(GIFF guide: contains adult content)
Based on a screenplay by legendary Oscar/Pulitzer-winning author Jules Feiffer (Mike Nichols’ “Carnal Knowledge,” Robert Altman’s “Popeye”), Bernard and Huey is a comedy about two old friends who reconnect after 30 years apart, and the women who complicate their lives.
Directed by Dan Mirvish, award-winning filmmaker and Slamdance Film Festival co-founder. The film has gained tremendous support after a very successful Kickstarter campaign that nearly tripled its goal.
Official Website: Bernard and Huey
Dan Mirvish, Director
Dan Mirvish is a director, screenwriter, producer and author. His film “Between Us,” an award-winning feature starring Julia Stiles and Taye Diggs, played in 23 festivals in 7 countries, and got a 50+ city theatrical release plus Showtime, Starz, Netflix and all digital outlets. Dan was mentored by Robert Altman on his first film, “Omaha (the movie),” which led him to co-founding the upstart Slamdance Film Festival that runs concurrent with Sundance. His film “Open House” led the Academy Awards to controversially rewrite their rules on the Best Original Musical category. Mirvish wrote the critically-acclaimed book “The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking” for Focal Press/Routledge, and he co-wrote the best-selling novel “I Am Martin Eisenstadt” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) based on the fake McCain advisor who took credit for Sarah Palin not knowing Africa was a continent.
Jim Rash (Oscar Winner, co-writer on Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants” & co-director of “The Way Way Back”)
David Koechner (Anchorman)
Richard Kind (I’m Dying Up Here, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Gotham, Spin City)
Sasha Alexander (Rizzoli & Isles, NCIS, Mission Impossible III)
Nancy Travis (Last Man Standing, Grey’s Anatomy, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)
Bellamy Young (Scandal, Criminal Minds)
Mae Whitman (Parenthood, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Avatar: The Last Airbender)
Writer: Jules Feiffer (Carnal Knowledge, Popeye)
Producer: Dan Mirvish, Bernie Stern, Rob Schwartz
Cinematographer: Todd Antonio Somodevilla
Editor: Daniel Capuzzi