Phinney/Ballard appear in film to premiere at Sundance

by | Dec 18, 2008

Award-winning Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton shot parts of her third feature film in Southwest Phinney Ridge/East Ballard, near the Tin Hat bar, and now “Humpday” will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
Northwest Film Forum is hosting a benefit party to help pay Lynn’s way to Sundance in January and for publicity. The benefit is this Saturday at 9 p.m. at 1515 12th Ave. in Capitol Hill and is open to everyone. Cost is $5; drinks are by donation.
Humpday stars Mark Duplass (“The Puffy Chair”), Joshua Leonard (“The Blair Witch Project”) and Seattle actress Alycia Delmore. The film was produced with an all-local crew. It is one of 16 films selected out of 1,026 submitted for the U.S. Dramatic Feature category.

“Judging by writer and director Lynn Shelton, it takes a talented woman to unearth the biggest ironies in the male ego. HUMPDAY is a buddy movie gone wild. Shelton expertly mines this clever construct for every possible comedic and irreverent moment. The three lead actors deliver fine-tuned performances amidst postmodern patter and tight, crisp storytelling. Shelton’s command of her craft shines brightest when our two gentlemen finally get down to the task at hand: creating a classic ‘wriggle in your seat’ moment of truth.” – John Cooper, Director of Festival Programming, Sundance Film Festival

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