An evening with Ronald Bronstein

Introduced by the filmmaker

Monday, November 19, 2007, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

Includes the following film:

  • Frownland

    2007. USA. Written and directed by Ronald Bronstein. A self-described "troll from under the bridge," the painfully awkward Keith Sontag spends his days selling coupons door-to-door and his evenings trapped in a squalid apartment situated in some particularly hellish outer ring of New York. With the most basic elements of human communication a struggle, Sontag lurches through an uncaring city, attempting to aid a suicidal friend, evict an unctuous roommate, and simply attain some measure of self-respect. With Frownland, Bronstein has made a bold and bracing film that is both a hilarious black comedy and a ragged love letter to an earlier era of independent film. Both the film and its singular hero are raw, confrontational, and, finally, unforgettable. 106 min.

Filmmaker Ronald Bronstein introduces a screening of his new film, Frownland.

In the Film exhibitions Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You, 2007 and Modern Mondays

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