The Skeleton Twins (Craig Johnson, 2014)
Come join me this Sunday, September 21, at 10:30am, as I present writer/director Craig Johnson’s second feature, The Skeleton Twins, at Baltimore’s renowned preview series, Cinema Sundays at the Charles. Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, the film tells the moving story of fraternal twins Maggie and Milo Dean, who must overcome their long estrangement when an attempted suicide lands one of them in the hospital. The film is a powerful tale of the emotional ties that bind us all, siblings or not. Featuring strong dramatic performances from comedians Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) and Bill Hader (Adventureland), longtime collaborators on “Saturday Night Live,” the film also stars Luke Wilson (Legally Blonde), Ty Burrell (“Modern Family“), Joanna Gleason (“Love & War“) and relative newcomer Boyd Holbrook (2014 Maryland Film Festival closing film Little Accidents), all of whom impress. The Skeleton Twins is shot by noted cinematographer Reed Morano (Kill Your Darlings), who brings an intoxicatingly hypnotic visual aesthetic to the story. The movie currently has an 88% critic rating and 86% audience rating on the film-review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, and I highly recommend you come on down to the Charles Theatre to see it. I look forward to welcoming you.