See You Next Tuesday

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    See You Next Tuesday

    Directed by

    USA

    2013

    82 min

    • English

    Comedy

    SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY is a dark comedy about a mentally unbalanced and very pregnant young woman in a hideous orange coat named Mona (Eleanore Pienta). Mona has a crummy job in a supermarket where her coworkers hate her, maintains a strangely close relationship with her recovering alcoholic, leopard-print addicted mother May (Dana Eskelson, 3 BACKYARDS, COLD CREEK MANOR), and tries in vain to maintain a relationship with her estranged, party girl sister Jordan (Molly Plunk, PROFANE) and Jordan's girlfriend Sylve (Keisha Zollar). In the final days of her pregnancy, Mona draws her family members into her mess of a life as she drifts further from reality.

    Awards

    • Audience Award - Chicago Underground FF
    • Most Effectively Offensive - Boston Underground FF
    • Jambor-Franklin Founder's Award for Best Narrative Feature - Sidewalk FF
    • Director's Award - Arizona Underground FF
    • Scriptwriting Award, Eleanore Pienta Special Jury Award for Outstanding Performance - IndieMemphis FF
    • Distribution Support Award - Belfort IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Eleanore Pienta
    Dana Eskelson
    Molly Plunk
    Keisha Zollar
    Cinematography
    Andrew Whittaker
    Editing
    Sofi Marshall
    Music
    Brian McOmber
    Gunfight!

    Director's Statement

    As a filmmaker, I have always sought to depict characters and situations that subverted expectations and pushed the boundaries of taste while still retaining an audience’s empathy. SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY, my first feature, is a very personal film that explores issues of family and relationships in a way that finds unexpected humor in dark moments. Aiming to break free of genre trappings, the film will see an expansion of themes from my earlier work, albeit in an entirely new context. At its core, SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY is about how adult children come to terms with their parents’ mistakes. May’s past as an addict both directly and indirectly caused problems for Jordan and Mona, as both daughters struggle to break the cycle of dysfunction. Ultimately, I feel that the film ends on a positive note, with the family slowly coming back together and leaving the worst behind them, but that’s up for interpretation. Either way, the characters will do as they’ve always done – move on and continue to live life, hopefully with the support of one another.

    Production
    SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY LLC

    Press

    These characters fit right in at an underground film festival, though the film depicts an underground more closely aligned with Dostoevsky than punk rock.

    Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader

    A comedy of splintered sanity from Drew Tobia, it boasts one of the better title sequences I've seen in a long time.

    Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune

    The World Premiere of the first feature-length film by Drew Tobia, one of the current kings of surreal and disturbing imagery and subject matter. See You Next Tuesday is a grotesque swirl into the sewer-filled lives of a pregnant girl, her alcoholic mother and her “party girl” sister.

    Mike Everleth, Underground Film News

    Drew Tobia

    Drew Tobia

    USA

    Drew Tobia's films are cult favourites at underground film festivals, on the internet, and on national and European television. His film LEPERF*** won the AUFF The Wall Award at the Atlanta Underground Film Festival in 2009, declaring it the most deranged film of the year. His films have played on MTV's Logo Netweork and the German television program Queerblick. His work has been called "impressively recolting" (Heidi Williams, The Oregonian), "like cinematic foie gras" (Shaula Clark, The Phoenix), and "so completely over-the-top in a very minimalist way" (Mike Everleth, Bad Lit). Drew holds a BA in Film from Emerson College