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Lovely, Still

Dir. Nik Fackler USA 92 min PG

2008

Screening in remembrance of the legendary Martin Landau, who died in July at 89. Intro by writer-director Nik Fackler.

Shot on location in Omaha during the winter of 2007, LOVELY, STILL is an inventive story of late-in-life love. Martin Landau plays Robert, an elderly grocery store clerk who returns home one winter day to find a stranger (Academy Award Winner Ellen Burstyn) in his home. What begins as an odd and awkward encounter quickly blossoms into what appears to be love at first sight. But when cracks appear in this happy reality, Robert begins to distrust his perceptions.

Skillfully and sensitively directed by Nik Fackler when he was just 24 years old, and earning him a Spirit Award nomination for writing, the film also stars Elizabeth Banks and Adam Scott, and features original music by hometown heroes Conor Oberst and Jake Bellows, and a score by Mike Mogis and Nate Wolcott.

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