Tim (Jake Johnson) and Lee (Rosemarie DeWitt) are one of these couples who got caught up in their daily routine. With a young boy and the social circumstance of their class, they feel obliged to demonstrate constantly their love to keep up appearances, something essential in their social circle. However, a visit to the family and an unusual discovery result in the couple being apart for one weekend and taking a break from their claustrophobic relation. Both seeking happiness and chasing after their fears and their reasons, Tim and Lee will go on separate adventures that bring us closer to existential questions, always treated with the light touch of its director. The result is a movie about nothing and everything, as puzzling as it is addictive.
An old favourite of the festival, Joe Swanberg, whose movie Drinking Buddies was a huge success during the now mythical beer and movie night at the very first edition of Americana, comes back to this third edition of the festival with one of those movies that walk the fine line between comedy and drama, transcendence and silliness. A unique style that allowed its director to present his movie at the most important indie film festivals around the globe. Digging for Fire had his world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015, along with its inspiring cast, which includes renowned actors like Orlando Bloom and newcomer Brie Larson, who has recently been nominated for an Academy Award and was featured in Short Term 12, also presented at Americana.
2015: Sundance Film Festival
2015: Traverse City Film Festival
2015: Sarasota Film Festival
Runtime: 85 min
Director: Joe Swanberg
Screenplay: Jake Johnson, Joe Swanberg
Cinematography: Ben Richardson
Cast: Rosemarie DeWitt, Jake Johnson, Orlando Bloom, Brie Larson
Genre: Comedy, Mumblecore