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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Humpday

Fortnight 2009, Feature film, 1h34

Synopsis

It’s been a decade since Ben and Andrew were the bad boys of their college campus. Ben has settled down and found a job, wife, and home. Andrew took the alternate route as a vagabond artist, skipping the globe. After a night of perfunctory carousing, the two find themselves locked in a mutual dare: to enter an amateur porn contest. But what kind of boundary-breaking porn can two dudes make? After the booze and « big talk » run out, only one idea remains – they will have sex together… on camera. It’s not gay; it’s beyond gay. It’s not porn; it’s an art project. But how will it work? And more importantly, who will tell Anna, Ben’s wife?

Director

Lynn Shelton

Lynn Shelton spent a decade as an editor and an experimental and documentary filmmaker before writing and directing her first feature film. We Go Way Back premiered at Slamdance in 2006, where it picked up the Grand Jury Award for best narrative feature. Shelton’s second feature, My Effortless Brilliance, premiered at SXSW in 2008 and won her the 2009 Independent Spirit [Acura] Someone to Watch Award. Humpday, which won a Special Jury Prize for Independent Spirit in filmmaking at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, is Shelton’s third feature film.

Alycia Delmore
Joshua Leonard
Mark Duplass

Screenplay
Lynn Shelton

Image
Ben Kasulke, Nathan Miller

Sound
Vinny Smith

Editing
Nat Sanders, Sean Donavan

Music
Vinny Smith

Set decoration
Jasminka Vukcevic

Production : c/o Magnolia Pictures 49 West 27th Street New York, New York 10001 USA Tel : +1 212 924 6701 #210 Fax : +1 212 481 3964 ladamson@magpictures.com www.magpictures.com Ventes à l’étranger / Foreign sales : Magnolia Pictures distribution: Pyramide 5 rue du Chevalier de Saint George 75 008 Paris France Tél : +33 (0)1 42 96 01 01 distribution@pyramidefilms.com Presse: Alexis Delage-Toriel Camille Bonvallet & Agnès Leroy Tel : +33 (0)1 41 34 22 03/ 21 09 cbonvallet@lepublicsystemecinema.fr aleroy@lepublicsystemecinema.fr www.lepublicsystemecinema.fr