The Puffy Chair

Screening on Film
  • The Puffy Chair

    Directed by Jay Duplass.
    With Mark Duplass, Kathryn Aselton, Rhett Wilkins.
    US, 2005, 35mm, color, 85 min.

Josh is in a rut. Facing failure in New York, he decides to buy a La-Z-Boy on eBay like the one from his childhood home and drive it cross-country for his father’s birthday. Along for the ride are his girlfriend, who is eager to settle down, and his deadbeat brother, intent on making trouble. Tension builds as the trio plus a gigantic chair cram into a little van for a long ride. Nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards, this first feature by the Duplass brothers takes the road trip genre and reinterprets it for a new generation.

  • This is John

    Directed by Jay Duplass.
    US, 2003, 35mm, color, 8 min.

The recording of an answering message develops into a harrowing and hilarious process of self-discovery.

  • Scrapple

    Directed by Jay and Mark Duplass.
    US, 2004, 35mm, color, 11 min.

An innocent game of Scrabble leads to a truthful series of revelations for a young couple.

  • Intervention

    Directed by Jay Duplass.
    US, 2005, 35mm, color, 15 min.

The ultimate self-help is tool is put to the test as a close knit group gathers to confront one of their friends about his duplicitous past.

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