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U.S.A., 2013, 95 mins, Color


Director: Andrew Putschoegl
Producers: Andrea Grano, Tara Karsian
Associate Producers: Jonah Klein, Ryan Miningham
Cinematographer: Andrew Huebscher
Editor: Corey Ziemniak
Music by: Paul Buckley
Cast: Larisa Oleynik, Sean Maher, Jenny O'Hara, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Dan Gauthier, Molly Hagan

Kat and Samantha have been best friends for years. Kat is given a couples weekend workshop as a birthday gift by her mother (never mind that her relationship with her ex-boyfriend has been over for six months). Samantha never seems to have a problem finding men to date - they just never seem to last. Samantha convinces Kat to take advantage of the idyllic retreat by pretending to be lovers - how hard could it be? They expect some down time by the pool and maybe a few good stories to bring home with them. What they don't expect is to get immersed in a world where they are surrounded by couples who are fighting to keep their relationships strong, and by default, make Samantha and Kat face their own shortcomings as they find themselves having to work on their relationship that isn't really a relationship. During an intense few days, they find the lines between reality and fiction start to blur. Could it be there is really something there, or has the Closer to Closeness weekend just worked a Jedi mind trick on them?

Andrew Putschoegl
Andrew Putschoegl is a native of Oakdale, Minnesota. He graduated from Chapman University in Orange, California with a degree in film and television production, with an emphasis on directing and producing. His work includes features, television, shorts, commercials, music videos, and webisodes. One of his most recent projects, the short film Hello Caller , won the Theatrical Distribution Offer Award at the 2011 Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. He continues to develop and create projects across various formats for domestic and international audiences.


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06/14/14 09:00 AMVenue 4 (FH)
Foundry Hall
422 Eagle Street
06/15/14 02:00 PMVenue 3A (MTA)
Michigan Theatre
210 Center Street


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