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When You Finish Saving the World (2023)

Opens on January 20

Director: Jesse Eisenberg Run Time: 88 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2023

Starring: Alisha Boe, Billy Bryk, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Justice, Julianne Moore

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Official Selection, 2022 Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection, 2022 Cannes Critics’ Week

Evelyn has devoted herself to helping people in hard times, but she struggles to connect with her son Ziggy, an aspiring internet star oblivious to the problems of the world.

As Evelyn attempts to become a parent figure to an unassuming teenager she meets at her shelter, and Ziggy fumbles through his pursuit of a brilliant and politically conscious young woman at his high school, this emotional comedy reveals a funny and sharply perceptive portrait of a mother and son who may seem at odds but who are more alike than either would care to admit.

About the filmmaker:

Jesse Eisenberg is an American actor, writer, and director who has received various accolades, including nominations for an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards, a Golden Globe Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. He is best known for his roles in films like The Social Network (2010), Zombieland (2009)The Squid and the Whale (2005), The Education of Charlie Banks (2007), Adventureland (2009), Now You See Me (2013), and as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). An emerging literary voice, Eisenberg has written four plays, authored the collection “Bream Gives Me Hiccups”, and is a frequent contributor The New Yorker. Adapted from his own award-winning audiobook series, Eisenberg’s directorial debut, When You Finish Saving the World (2023), premiered at 2022 Sundance Film Festival and screened as a part of Critics Week at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.

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