Mon, Aug 26, following the 9:20 pm screening
On Monday, August 26th, following the 9:20 pm screening of IN A WORLD..., a discussion will be led with Claire Sisco King, assistant professor of communication studies at Vanderbilt University.
About IN A WORLD...:
Carol Solomon is a struggling vocal coach. Propelled by the hubris of her father, Sam Sotto, the reigning king of movie trailer voice-over artists, Carol musters the courage to pursue her secret aspiration to be a voice-over star. Her fiery sister Dani becomes a trusted confidante, and Carol engages the skills of a charming sound techie named Louis. Armed with renewed confidence, Carol lands her first voice-over gig—a primo spot—nabbing the job from industry bad boy Gustav Warner. And then the real trouble begins. Carol becomes entangled in a web of dysfunction, sexism, unmitigated ego, and pride.
Lake Bell returns (her short film WORST ENEMY played at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival) with her enchanting feature directorial debut. The multitalented Bell also wrote and stars in this hilarious comedy. With the help of a captivating ensemble cast that includes Fred Melamed, Demetri Martin, Michaela Watkins, Ken Marino, and Rob Corddry, IN A WORLD… brings its viewer into an idiosyncratic world where one woman fights the odds and finally finds her voice. (Synopsis from 2013 Sundance Film Festival Program Guide)
“To call Lake Bell a magnetic, intelligent, blithely screwball leading lady in the Carole Lombard tradition might be selling her short. With IN A WORLD…, a rollicking laffer about the cutthroat voice-over biz in Los Angeles, she proves herself a comedy screenwriter to be reckoned with.” – John Anderson, Variety