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.: Reelblog :.: "Robot and Frank" premieres at Sundance

.: Reelblog :.: "Robot and Frank" premieres at Sundance

Saturday, January 21, 2012

"Robot and Frank" premieres at Sundance

"Robot and Frank", co-produced by Sam Bisbee and Erika Hampson ("Don't Go in the Woods", "The New Tenants"), will screen at the Sundance Film Festival.

Frank Langella

CAST: Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Peter Saarsgard

Produced by:
Lance Acord .... producer
Jeremy Bailer .... executive producer
Jackie Kelman Bisbee .... producer
Sam Bisbee .... producer
Theodora Dunlap .... associate producer
Erika Hampson .... co-producer
Galt Niederhoffer .... producer
Cody Ryder .... co-producer

Directed by: Jake Schreier

Set sometime in the future, Robot & Frank is a delightful dramatic comedy, a buddy picture, and, for good measure, a heist film. Curmudgeonly old Frank lives by himself. His routine involves daily visits to his local library, where he has a twinkle in his eye for the librarian. His grown children are concerned about their father’s well-being and buy him a caretaker robot. Initially resistant to the idea, Frank soon appreciates the benefits of robotic support—like nutritious meals and a clean house—and eventually begins to treat his robot like a true companion. With his robot’s assistance, Frank’s passion for his old, unlawful profession is reignited, for better or worse.

Frank Langella makes acting—and acting with a robot, no less—look effortless, and his relationship with the machine is filled with poignant exchanges and amusing adventures. First-time director Jake Schreier creates a lush world with futuristic flourishes and tells a beautiful story about family and the implications of humankind’s ever-changing relationship with technology.

Film Guide and Screening Times.

"Robot and Frank" also screens this week at Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn as part of Sundance Film Festival USA but tickets are sold out!

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