Daddy Longlegs

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:  Read interview with them in The Jewish Week.

Photos clipped from Rotten Tomatoes.

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