Director Bob Byington will be at the Ross Sept. 25
calendar icon10 Sep 2015
Lincoln, Neb.--The Norman A. Geske Cinema Showcase Presents Director Bob Byington who will be appearing at the Friday, Sept. 25 opening night screening of 7 CHINESE BROTHERS at 7:30 p.m. for a question and answer session with the audience.
"[Jason Schwartzman] smarms his way through Bob Byington's very funny 7 CHINESE BROTHERS as if the pic had been drawn up especially for him."—John DeFore, Variety.
7 CHINESE BROTHERS is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, September 25 through Thursday, October 1. Show times are available at www.TheRoss.org, by consulting your newspaper, or by calling the MRRMAC film information line at (402) 472.5353.
This program is being presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
A man unaccustomed to telling the truth learns to at least describe it. Larry (Jason Schwartzman) is an unqualified, unemployable, inebriated prankster who rides a tide of booze onto the glorious shores of an undiscriminating Quick-Lube. Taking a part-time job vacuuming and washing windshields, Larry finds himself mixed up with hostile co-workers and unsatisfied customers, while also finding himself smitten with his lovely boss, Lupe Torrez (Eleanore Pienta). Will Larry keep it together long enough to win the girl, provide for man's best friend (his dog Arrow), and do his grandmother (Olympia Dukakis) proud? © Official Facebook Site
BOB BYINGTON BIO:
Bob Byington is an award-winning independent American film director, screenwriter and actor living in Austin, Texas. He is most noted for his films RSO (Registered Sex Offender) (2008) and Harmony and Me (2009). His 2012 film, Somebody Up There Likes Me, won The Special Jury Prize at the 2012 Locarno Film Festival. His latest film, 7 CHINESE BROTHERS (2014) stars Jason Schwartzman, Olympia Dukakis and Tunde Adebimpe.
Byington grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He studied at the University of California, Santa Cruz and received a major in American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Byington directed his first film Shameless in 1996, and followed up with Olympia in 1998, which played on opening night of the South by Southwest Film Festival.