From June ’10 Spotlight: Two ambitious Indie films open in Metro Chicago this month. The first is Holy Rollers…
Daddy Longlegs a begins weeklong run at the Gene Siskel Film Center on State Street on June 11. Written and directed on a microbudget by brothers Benny and Josh Safdie, Daddy Longlegs is a semi-autobiographical memory piece about their father Albert (nephew of famous Israeli architect Moshe Safdie). Actor Ronald Bronstein (called “Lenny” in the film) brilliantly portrays a loving man too fragmented to be a responsible parent.
The Safdie Brothers will be onsite for Q&A discussions after all Friday (6/11) and Saturday (6/12) screenings. For tickets, visit: http://www.SiskelFilmCenter.org Read interview with them in The Jewish Week.
Photos clipped from Rotten Tomatoes.