The Mend
First screened in January 2016
Director: John Magary. Cast: Josh Lucas, Stephen Plunkett, Lucy Owen, Mickey Sumner, Austin Pendleton, Cory Nichols, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Louisa Krause, Samantha Sherman, Rebecca Henderson, Sekou Laidlow, Minji Kang, Sarah Steele, Leo Fitzpatrick, Lusia Strus, JD Taylor. Screenplay: John Magary, Russell Harbaugh, and Myna Joseph.

Twitter Capsule: Really looks into two men's foibles and thwarted hopes, instead of just wallowing. Loopily scored and cut. Strong cast.

VOR:   Especially for a film with seemingly modest narrative and stylistic claims, there's a surprising amount of invention here. Actors, characters, music, plot keep showing new sides.

Photo © 2014 Cinelicious Pics/Moxie Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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