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Breakthrough indie comedy takes fictional look at a real-life romantic experiment
Opens April 16, 2010 in Bay Area

Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre (415) 267-4893
Tickets are $10.50 for general admission and $8.00 for seniors, students and children
Showtimes (valid 4/16-4/22): Fri-Sun at 2:30 4:45 7:20 9:40; Mon-Thu at 4:45 7:20 9:40

FILMMAKERS/STARS IN PERSON OPENING WEEKEND. The principal talents in the film, Daryl Wein (Director, Co-Writer, Actor, Producer, Editor), and Zoe Lister-Jones (Co-Writer, Actor, Producer, Caterer), will speak to audiences Fri 4/16 & Sat 4/17 at 7:20 & 9:40 shows each night

Advanced tickets at: http://www.landmarktheatres.com tickets and at each theatre box office.

IFC Films presents BREAKING UPWARDS, opening April 16, 2010 at Landmark at Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre.

BREAKING UPWARDS follows a young, real-life New York couple in a fictional narrative loosely inspired by their open relationship. After four years together, the two have grown stifled. Desperate to escape their ennui, but fearful of life apart, they decide to intricately strategize their own break up. Based on an actual experiment in real-life devised by filmmakers and partners Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones, the film interprets a year in their lives, exploring alternatives to monogamy and the madness that ensues. The couple inhabits a hyper-articulate, emotionally layered world where twenty-somethings are portrayed in a complex and thoughtful new light. An uncensored look at young love, lust and the pangs of codependency, BREAKING UPWARDS follows its characters as they navigate each others’ emotions across the city they love. And it begs the question: Is it ever possible to grow apart together? Co-starring Julie White (Transformers), Peter Friedman (The Savages), Andrea Martin (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Olivia Thirlby (Juno, The Wackness).

“Thoroughly charming romantic comedy. As new as anything a tiny budget and a boatload of talent could produce.” – New York Times

“Moving… sad… touching… romantic… it’s all that you’d expect told in a completely personal and unexpected way.” – Chris Gore

“Upwards” - which premiered at last year’s SXSW Film Festival - had a small victory at New York’s IFC Center, playing to sell out shows and managing $15,250 - the highest per-theater average of any specialty film reporting.” – indieWIRE

Winner, Grand Jury Prize and Best Narrative Feature, Brooklyn Film Festival

Winner, Best Narrative Feature and Best Actress, Big Apple Film Festival

Read the indieWIRE feature: http://www.indiewire.com/article/daryl_wein_profile/pem

The film’s running time is 88 minutes; it is not rated.

Added by landmark on April 13, 2010

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