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SOMEDAY THIS PAIN WILL BE USEFUL TO YOU Special Screening Westchester Premiere
October 6, 2012 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Winner of Golden Globe, Italy for Best Screenplay
“SOMEDAY THIS PAIN WILL BE USEFUL TO YOU” Premieres on October 5 in N.Y. and Westchester and on VOD
Film stars Marcia Gay Harden, Peter Gallagher, Ellen Burstyn, Lucy Liu, Stephen Lang, Deborah Ann Woll and Toby Regbo
Official Selection – Rome Film Festival
Official Selection – Miami Film Festival
Winner – Nastro d’Argento, Best Original Song
Four of a Kind Productions (The Kids Are All Right), Jean Vigo Italia (Life is Beautiful) and digital entertainment curator Film Buff present the North American theatrical and VOD premiere of acclaimed Italian director Roberto Faenza’s (The Soul Keeper) SOMEDAY THIS PAIN WILL BE USEFUL TO YOU, starring Oscar®-winning actresses Marcia Gay Harden and Ellen Burstyn, Peter Gallagher, Lucy Liu, Stephen Lang, Deborah Ann Woll and Toby Regbo. Based on the best-selling novel by Peter Cameron, SOMEDAY THIS PAIN WILL BE USEFUL TO YOU is a heart warming, funny and passionate portrait of a confused New York teenager, James Sveck, played by the up-and-coming star Toby Regbo (Treasure Island, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows), and his relationship with his loving, eccentric and dysfunctional family.
The film will open in Westchester at The Picture House, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, N.Y., and in Manhattan at the Village East Cinemas, 189 2nd Avenue, New York, N.Y., and in select cities, and on cable and broadband VOD everywhere on October 5. The digital release will include cable partners such as Comcast and Time Warner Cable and broadband partners such as iTunes and Amazon Instant View. The Official Motion Picture Soundtrack, now available on DECCA, a Universal Music Company, features original performances by multi-platinum Italian singer-songwriter Elisa.
Special screening at The Picture House on Saturday, October 6 at 8:00pm with an appearance by filmmakers, talent and local Westchester resident Producer Ron Stein. Interviews available on red carpet at The Picture House.
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About the Film
SOMEDAY THIS PAIN WILL BE USEFUL TO YOU is the delightfully observant, heart-breaking and funny story of a bright but excruciatingly sensitive teenage boy, James Sveck (played by Regbo), who undergoes a paralyzing identity crisis when faced with taking his first steps toward adulthood.
James’s staunch non-conformism leads him to teenage mistakes that are hard to undo. He refuses to go to college, after being accepted at Brown, and is interested in nothing – barring visits to his enigmatic, free-spirited grandmother Nanette, played by Oscar®-winner Ellen Burstyn (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Requiem for a Dream), the only one who seems to understand just how lost a restless 17-year-old can feel while trying to find himself in a confusing world.
Adding to his teenage angst, James’ family is a mess. His mother Marjorie, played with soulful grace and humour by Oscar®-winner Marcia Gay Harden (Pollock, Mystic River), owns a gallery where she exhibits extreme avant-garde art that just won’t sell, including a farcical collection of smoking trash cans. She has just dumped her third husband, a compulsive gambler named Barry, played by Stephen Lang (Avatar, Terra Nova), during their honeymoon in Vegas. James’ vain father Paul, played in a hilarious performance by Peter Gallagher, (American Beauty, Sex Lies and Videotape, Covert Affairs), dates women half his age and dabbles in plastic surgery during a flamboyant mid-life crisis. And, by contrast, James’ sister Gillian (Deborah Ann Woll, True Blood) dates her aging semiotics professor, and is hopelessly unable to fall in love with any man who is not at least twice her age.
As his future becomes evermore murky, our irreverent antihero is forced (by parental guilt-trip and ultimatum) into therapy with a life coach, played by Lucy Liu (Elementary, Charlie’s Angels), whose methods are refreshingly unconventional. After his initial trepidation gives way to curiosity, James embarks on a life-changing journey and his budding empathy, innate wisdom and prodigious intelligence begin to ripen with each passing day.
SOMEDAY THIS PAIN WILL BE USEFUL TO YOU USA, 2012, 104 min. In English. Directed by Roberto Faenza. Screenplay by Roberto Faenza and Dahlia Heyman, based on the novel by Peter Cameron. Produced by Elda Ferri, Milena Canonero and Ron Stein. Co-Producers: Allen Bain and Jesse Scolaro. With: Toby Regbo, Marcia Gay Harden, Peter Gallagher, Lucy Liu, Stephen Lang, Deborah Ann Woll, Ellen Burstyn, Aubrey Plaza, Gilbert Owuor, Dree Hemingway, Brooke Schlosser, and Jonny Weston. A Production of Jean Vigo Italia and Four of a Kind Productions. A FilmBuff Presentation.
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