added: Thu, Jan 17th '13
Ah, the 70s. It was the time of boozed-up get-togethers, extramarital affairs, bacon and eggs for dinners, troubled teens on bikes, and most importantly, the toe-tapping soul music of Brenton Wood (The Oogum Boogum Song). You can relive those awkward days by watching this just-released trailer for the dysfunctional family drama "The Playroom," starring John Hawkes and Molly Parker as a not-too-loving married couple whose drunken relationship with their neighbors starts to have a negative effect on their eldest daughter (played by newcomer Olivia Harris).
"The Playroom" was produced and directed by Julia Dyer (Late Bloomers), and was written by her late sister Gretchen Dyer, who sadly passed away in 2009. The film, which is said to be loosely based on Gretchen's personal teenage experiences, will be released on Video-On-Demand, DVD and in theaters on February 8th.
In 1970s American suburbia, Maggie and her younger siblings spend the night telling each other stories in the attic. Downstairs, their parents put on airs and entertain guests over the course of a gin-soaked evening. The more they drink, the faster the artificial civility of the gathering deteriorates, and for the first time, the family is forced to confront the truth behind the betrayals and disappointments of their lives.
directed by Julia Dyer
starring John Hawkes, Molly Parker, Olivia Harris
release date February 8, 2013 (In Theaters, VOD, DVD)