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NARRATIVE FEATURE | 95 MIN | 2011

ROADIE

Some people spend their adulthood living out their childhood dream. Only what happens when the dream ends? After 20 years as a roadie for Blue Öyster Cult, Jimmy Testagross (Ron Eldard) has nowhere to go but home. Reluctantly he returns to his mother's (Lois Smith) home in Queens, New York, where he pretends he's only there for a quick visit, and soon realizes that his mother is teetering toward dementia. At the local bar, he runs into his high school crush (Jill Hennessy), now married to his old nemesis (Bobby Cannavale). Building a future for himself means confronting these relationships from the past.

Using a minimalist approach, director Michael Cuesta and co-writer Gerald Cuesta set Roadie over the course of one day and night with three main characters, taking the time to fully explore the dynamics between them. Eldard easily evokes Jimmy's inner frustrations while Hennessy and Cannavale give realistic performances as a pair who never left town but moved on in life. Roadie is about a generation coming to a crossroads in life where you can't escape the past but you can't relive it either.

Film Information
Year: 2011
Length: 95 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Primary Cast: Ron Eldard, Jill Hennessy, Lois Smith, Bobby Cannavale, David Margulies, Catherine Wolf
Director: Michael Cuesta
Screenwriter: Gerald Cuesta, Michael Cuesta
Producer: Mike Downey, Sirad Balducci
Original Music By: Chris Seefried
Cinematography: Andrew Lilien
Editor: Kane Platt
Casting by: Judy Henderson
Press Contacts

Director's Agent
Adriana Alberghetti
William Morris Endeavor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310.285.9000
aalberghetti@endeavorla.com

Press Contact
Jeremy Walker
Jeremy Walker & Associates
New York, NY 10023
Phone: 212 595 6161
jw@jeremywalker.com

Director's Agent
Adriana Alberghetti
William Morris Endeavor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310.285.9000
aalberghetti@endeavorla.com

Press Contact
Jeremy Walker
Jeremy Walker & Associates
New York, NY 10023
Phone: 212 595 6161
jw@jeremywalker.com

About the Director(s)
MICHAEL CUESTA made his feature debut with L.I.E., which was nominated for six Independent Spirit Awards, including best feature and director. His second feature, Twelve and Holding, premiered at Toronto, was released by IFC, and was nominated for Independent Spirit's John Cassavetes Award. His third film, Tell Tale, premiered at Tribeca.

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