Blue Jay – Enzian Theater

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Blue Jay

Blue Jay


Blue Jay

There will be a post-film Skype Q&A with Mark Duplass after the Saturday 6:30PM screening!

Jim and Amanda are former high-school sweethearts who reunite unexpectedly in the sleepy California mountain town where they grew up, and grew apart. Twenty years on, each has taken a markedly different path in life — he works odd construction jobs in Tuscon and “hasn’t got it all figured out”; she’s married to an older man, a reluctant step-mom who never wanted kids. But the old sparks still burn strong. One coffee in the local diner turns to a day (and night) spent wandering through the past, where the middle-aged “famous lovebirds” relive the joy and pain that brought them together and sent them reeling into separate futures. Starring Mark Duplass (“Togetherness,” THE ONE I LOVE) and Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”), BLUE JAY is a beautifully orchestrated (and photographed) romantic drama from directorcinematographer Alex Lehmann and writer-producer Duplass that looks back wistfully and wisely at the big what if: Could your high-school sweetheart be your one true love?

USA, 2016, In English, 82 minutes, In Black & White, Directed by Alex Lehmann

This film will be preceded by Pickle, the 2016 Florida Film Festival Grand Jury Award-Winner for Best Documentary Short


Who will care for a fish that can’t swim? Meet the couple that have given Sam, Peanut, Squeaky, Pogo, Birdie, Ginger, Goosie, and Pickle a home. The latest slice of Americana from Amy Nicholson, the director of Muskrat Lovely (FFF 2006).

USA, 2015, 15 minutes, Directed by Amy Nicholson

  • “Mark Duplass and Sarah Paulson are a match made in heaven.”

    – Nick Casaletto, WE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
  • “Stirring…piercingly poignant.”

  • “(A) sweet and simple romantic comedy. The script is loose; the acting is natural and nuanced. A small pleasure from the talented Mark Duplass, (who) co-stars with the wonderful Sarah Paulson.”

    – Brad Wheeler, THE GLOBE AND MAIL (TORONTO)
  • “A heartbreaking romance.”

    – Shannon Vestal Robson, POP SUGAR
  • “Finely tuned performances…Mark Duplass and Sarah Paulson shine.”

    – Steve Greene, INDIEWIRE
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