Jun 13 - Jun 26
(Megan Griffiths, USA, 2013, DCP, 97 min)
Sponsored by KEXP 90.3!
Extended by popular demand!
Join us for a post-screening Q&A with director Megan Griffiths following the Thursday, June 26 screening!
Northwest Film Forum board member, local film hero and Stranger Genius award winner Megan Griffiths presents her first set-in-Seattle feature with Lucky Them, starring Toni Collette, as Ellie, a jaded music journalist. Assigned to investigate the disappearance of an enigmatic Seattle rock hero—who just so happens to have been the love of her life—Ellie is faced with the challenge of reconciling the past and moving forward.
Tagging along with her is a dilettante documentarian, played by the scene-stealing Thomas Haden Church. A road trip ensues, and Ellie’s soul-searching sojourn leads toward a well-earned, poignant denouement. Made with Griffith’s trademark non-judgmental humor, Lucky Them was a hit at the recent Toronto Film Festival.
"charmingly low-key rom-com. . .this is a Seattle movie set in a Seattle you’ll very much recognize" —The Stranger
"Megan Griffiths’ made-in-Seattle story of love and friendship, “Lucky Them,” has that rare gift: It leaves its audiences warm and happy. . .a post-grunge wonderland." —The Seattle Times
"Every once in a while, it's nice to have a good movie sneak up on you unawares. Lucky Them is as sneaky as they come." —The A.V. Club