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The Mend



2015 | dir. John Magary | 111 min

Presented by David Gordon Green
(Pineapple Express, All the Real Girls, Eastbound & Down)

For anyone who’s ever loathed and loved a sibling in equal measure, THE MEND is the wonderfully strange and acidic debut comedy from writer / director John Magary. Shot through with the wicked humor and anarchy of Bruce Robinson’s WITHNAIL & I and Mike Leigh’s NAKED, The Mend follows a mismatched yin-yang pair of NYC brothers, loose cannon Mat (Josh Lucas in a career-best performance) and put-upon Alan (Stephen Plunkett) as they stagger dimly towards some understanding of love, women, masculinity and what it truly means to be a brother.

Featuring a gorgeous, minimalist score by Michi Wiancko & Judd Greenstein and beautiful, fluid cinematography by Chris Teague (OBVIOUS CHILD), the film unfolds as three stylistically distinct but interwoven acts, each with its own mesmerizing rhythm. With superb supporting performances by Mickey Sumner (FRANCES HA) and Lucy Owen as the brothers’ sharp-tongued girlfriends.

“Bizarre and beautiful and organic” – David Gordon Green.

Aug 21-27, 2015 IFC Center New York, NY get ’em
Aug 28-Sept 3, 2015 Sundance Sunset Cinema Los Angeles, CA get ’em
Aug 28-Sept 3, 2015 Digital Gym San Diego, CA get ’em
Aug 30, 2015 Texas Theatre Dallas, TX get ’em
Sept 5, 2015 PhilaMOCA Philadelphia, PA get ’em
Sept 9-11, 2015 Guild Cinema Albuquerque, NM get ’em
Sept 11-17, 2015 The Myrna Loy Center Helena, MT get ’em
Sept 11-17, 2015 Northwest Film Forum Seattle, WA get ’em
Sept 11-17, 2015 Facets Chicago, IL get ’em
Sept 25-Oct 1, 2015 Magic Lantern Carlton Cinema Toronto, ON get ’em
Sept 11&13, 2015 Austin Film Society Austin, TX get ’em
Oct 9-11, 2015 The Vidiots Foundation Santa Monica, CA get ’em
Oct 14, 2015 The Public Cinema Knoxville, TN get ’em
Nov 7, 2015 Made in NY Media Center by IFP Brooklyn, NY get ’em
Dec 7, 2015 Videology Brooklyn, NY get ’em
Dec 11-13, 2015 UWM Union Theater Milwaukee, WI get ’em
Jan 2, 2016 Museum of the Moving Image Astoria, NY get ’em
Jan 6-7, 2016 Roxie Theatre San Francisco, CA get ’em
Jan 17, 2016 3S Artspace Portsmouth, NH get ’em
Mar 29, 2016 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN get ’em



MEND_mattsmoking_760x318_webJosh Lucas in THE MEND


By Ross A. Lincoln and Amanda N’Duka
April 8, 2015

Cinelicious Pics has snatched up all North American rights for The Mend, the debut film from director John Magary. Starring Josh Lucas, Stephen Plunkett, Lucy Owen, Mickey Sumner, Austin Pendleton, Cory Nichols, Louisa Krause, Leo Fitzpatrick and Sarah Steele, The Mend is a trippy comedy about a pair of NYC-based brothers stumbling through relationships, family and their own manhood. From Moxie Pictures in association with Discount Films, it’s produced by Myna Joseph and Michael Prall, executive produced by Robert Fernandez, Dan Levinson, Michael Hacker and Susannah Hacker, and presented for its North American release by Pineapple Express helmer David Gordon Green. The deal was negotiated by Kristine Blumensaadt, Dennis Bartok, and David Marriott, all of Cinelicious, with Traction Media’s Maren Olson on behalf of the filmmakers.