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Stress Positions (2024)

Opens on April 26

Director: Theda Hammel Run Time: 95 min. Release Year: 2024

Starring: Amy Zimmer, Faheem Ali, John Early, Qaher Harhash, Theda Hammel

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

World Premiere, 2024 Sundance Film Festival

Terry Goon is keeping strict quarantine in his ex-husband’s Brooklyn brownstone while caring for his nephew Bahlul, a 19-year-old model from Morocco, bedridden after an electric scooter accident. Unfortunately for Terry, everyone in his life wants to meet the model. The whole pack of them — including his reckless and outspoken best friend Karla (played by director/writer Theda Hammel) — descend on the dilapidated house, crowding the model, breaking Terry’s cherished rules, and putting his barely formed political convictions to the test.

“thrillingly unpredictable both visually and sonically, alternating between cacophonous volleys of dialogue and meditative journeys”


About the filmmaker:

Theda Hammel is an American actress, musician, writer, and director. She wrote, directed, and starred in the short film My Trip To Spain (2022), and her feature debut Stress Positions (2024) premiered at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival where it was also nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. Hammel is also co-host of the KNFW Nymphowars Podcast with Macy Rodman. She has a master’s in music technology from NYU Steinhardt and has released three EPs (Very Great, SondHamm, and Partial Magic).

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