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2012 Sundance Predictions: Jay Gammill’s Free Samples

An item we could easily see in the U.S Dramatic Comp, Jay Gammill’s quirky dramedy comes equipped with familiar Park City faces Jess Weixler, Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Ritter, legend Tippi Hedren and on the tech side had cinematographer Reed Morano (Frozen River, Little Birds).

#20. Free Samples – Jay Gammill

An item we could easily see in the U.S Dramatic Comp, Jay Gammill’s quirky dramedy comes equipped with familiar Park City faces Jess Weixler, Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Ritter (Jesse and Jason co-starred in The Education of Charlie Banks – see pic above, legend Tippi Hedren and on the tech side had cinematographer Reed Morano (Frozen River, Little Birds).

Gist: Scripted by Jim Beggarly, Weixler stars a a law school drop-out who fills in as a server as a friend’s food truck, where she doles out free samples of ice cream. The job tests her patience, and while she figures out what to do with her life, she finds herself being courted by a young man (Eisenberg) whom she barely remembers from the night before.

Producers: Eben Kostbar and Joseph McKelheer (The Hammer)
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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

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