Anne Heche stars in That’s What She Said, a quirky and honest look at friendship in the face of adversity, that asks one of life’s great questions: why does it always have to be so hard? Directed by Carrie Preston from a screenplay by Kellie Overbey developed from her original play Girl Talk, the film takes a down and dirty comedic look at how friendship can survive chronic sarcasm, bizarre stranger-danger, an unexplained itch and a dangerous dildo. That’s What She Said opens in theaters on October 19th and also features Marcia DeBonis and Alia Shawkat.
At the film’s recent press day, Heche talked about her role and the challenges of making an independent film that gives audiences a hilarious and insightful glimpse into the comical realities of modern womanhood. She discussed how the cast worked to create the unique bond between characters, how her real-life escapades in New York compared to those of her character, what the directing process was like with Carrie Preston, what she enjoyed most about making the movie and the parts she could have done without, and why she thinks indie films are more willing to take risks on darker female characters.
We’ve got some sci-fi, some comedy, some animated family fun and some drama in our poster round-up today. Let’s get to it:
- Looper, from director Rian Johnson and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, opens September 28th.
- That’s What She Said, a raunchy comedy starring Anne Heche, Alia Shawkat and Marcia Debonis, opens October 19th.
- Monsters, Inc. 3D will be re-released in theaters starting Wednesday, December 19th (just in time for the holidays).
- Arbitrage, a dramatic thriller starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Brit Marling, opens September 14th.
Hit the jump to see the new posters (via IMPAwards) along with the films’ synopses.
Phase 4 has released a green band and red band trailer for That’s What She Said, a female-led comedy that premiered at Sundance. Anne Heche, Alia Shawkat, and Marcia DeBonis star as three women in a rough patch: “Looking to turn the day around, this fearsome threesome embark on a day of misadventure that only New York City can offer.” That’s What She Said is directed by Carrie Preston, who you may know better as Arlene on True Blood.
I would like to support the mission of this movie, but the tone in the trailers is so abrasive—it looks like an unpleasant watch. But if you are closer to the target audience, hit the jump to watch both trailers. That’s What She Said opens on October 19.
Yesterday, Sundance announced the line-ups for the in-competition categories. Today, we’re moving into the out-of-competition films and just because they’re not competing for an award, doesn’t mean they won’t be great. Sundance has announced their line-ups for the Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, Next <=>, and New Frontier categories. There are a lot of exciting films in these categories, but I’m over the moon that Sundance will be getting The Raid. The movie got massive love coming out of TIFF this year, Sony Pictures Classics picked up the distribution rights, and I’m going to make sure there’s a spot for it in my Sundance schedule. Other noteworthy movies include Monsieur Lazhar, Wuthering Heights, and Black Rock (a horror film from The Freebie director Katie Aselton and her husband/Cyrus co-writer-director Mark Duplass).
Hit the jump for the line-ups. The 2012 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 19 – 29th.