Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures. Inspired by a New Yorker article on global warming, Future Weather uses the refuge of science and the environment as a backdrop to examine the intertwining lives of three generations of women. Starring Lili Taylor, Amy Madigan, and Perla Haney-Jardine, this film received support from the Tribeca Film Institute's TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
After the Movie: Stay for a conversation with writer/director Jenny Deller, producer Kristin Fairweather, actresses Lili Taylor, Amy Madigan, and Perla Haney-Jardine, and more on how an article about a scientific and environmental issue planted the seed for an intimate fiction film, and inspired an environmentally sensitive production. Moderated by filmmaker Marshall Curry.
Cast & Credits Collapse
Director Jenny Deller
Screenwriter Jenny Deller
Producer Kristin Fairweather
Editor Shelby Siegel
Associate Producer Carolina Roca-Smith, Kimberly Burnick
Director of Photography Zak Mulligan
Production Designer Gino Fortebuono
Executive Producer Cora Olson, Jennifer Dubin
Composer Erik Friedlander
Co-Producer Laura McKenna, Marc McKenna, William G. Kay
Primary Cast Perla Haney-Jardine, Amy Madigan, Lili Taylor, William Sadler, Marin Ireland, Anubhav Jain
About the Director(s)Collapse
Jenny Deller is a writer, director, and producer living in Philadelphia. Her debut feature, Future Weather, received the Showtime Tony Cox Award for Best Screenplay from the Nantucket Film Festival as well as grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Women in Film. Trained as an actor, Jenny has appeared on Law & Order.