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NARRATIVE FEATURE | 83 MIN | 2012

THE PLAYROOM

In 1970s American suburbia, Maggie and her younger siblings spend the night telling each other stories in the attic. Downstairs, their parents put on airs and entertain guests over the course of a gin-soaked evening. The more they drink, the faster the artificial civility of the gathering deteriorates, and for the first time, the family is forced to confront the truth behind the betrayals and disappointments of their lives.

By grounding her film in authentic, honest emotion, filmmaker Julia Dyer (Late Bloomers) presents a portrait of family life that rings utterly true. This is not simply a nostalgic melodrama, but rather a serious examination of family life that will surely resonate with audiences. Dyer perfectly captures the poignancy of childhood and the inevitable moment when a child comes to realize that her parents are flawed individuals. Showcasing standout performances from John Hawkes, Molly Parker, and a cast of talented young actors, this is a candid and challenging look at the reality behind the façade of a seemingly perfect American family.
Film Information
Year: 2012
Length: 83 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Director: Julia Dyer
Screenwriter: Gretchen Dyer
Producer: Angie Meyer, Stephen Dyer
Editor: Michael Coleman
Director of Photography: Russell Blair
Production Designer: Robert Winn
Executive Producer: Don Stokes, Lawrence Mattis
Composer: Bruce Richardson
Co-Producer: Jeffrey Brown, Steve Leary
Music Supervisor: Jonathan Finegold
Primary Cast: John Hawkes, Molly Parker, Olivia Harris, Cody Linley, Jonathon McClendon, Alexandra Doke
Press Contacts

Press Contact
Alex Klenert
Prodigy PR
2601 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 110 Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: 310-857-2020
ak@prodigypublicrelations.com

Press Contact
Erik Bright
Prodigy PR
2601 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 110 Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: 310 857 2020
eb@prodigypublicrelations.com

Print Source
Stephen Dyer
c/o Post Asylum
5642 Dyer Street Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: 208 891 0857
stepdyer@gmail.com

Director's Manager
Lawrence Mattis
Circle of Confusion
107-23 71st Road, Suite 300 Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 718.275.1012
lm@circleofconfusion.com
http://www.circleofconfusion.com

Director's Manager
Lawrence Mattis
Circle of Confusion
107-23 71st Road, Suite 300 Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 718.275.1012
lm@circleofconfusion.com
http://www.circleofconfusion.com

Press Contact
Alex Klenert
Prodigy PR
2601 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 110 Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: 310-857-2020
ak@prodigypublicrelations.com

Press Contact
Erik Bright
Prodigy PR
2601 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 110 Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: 310 857 2020
eb@prodigypublicrelations.com

Print Source
Stephen Dyer
c/o Post Asylum
5642 Dyer Street Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: 208 891 0857
stepdyer@gmail.com

Director's Manager
Lawrence Mattis
Circle of Confusion
107-23 71st Road, Suite 300 Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 718.275.1012
lm@circleofconfusion.com
http://www.circleofconfusion.com

Director's Manager
Lawrence Mattis
Circle of Confusion
107-23 71st Road, Suite 300 Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 718.275.1012
lm@circleofconfusion.com
http://www.circleofconfusion.com

About the Director(s)
Julia Dyer directed and co-produced the feature film Late Bloomers, which premiered in competition at Sundance and played more than 40 festivals before being released theatrically and sold to HBO. She shared a creative partnership with her sister, screenwriter Gretchen Dyer, until Gretchen's passing in 2009.

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