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SXSW Preview: Helena from the Wedding

Just when you thought you were safe, or that I’d forgotten about our SXSW 2010 preview. I come flying in and hit you with a preview of another little film — this time, one that is in competition — that has my interest going into this year’s festival. One of the main reasons why it has caught my attention is actress Melanie Lynskey, who seems to be in just about everything these days, and not in a bad way. In a very good way. She’s a strong actress, as is Gillian Jacobs, who you will recognize as Britta from the NBC show Community. Both ladies star in this tale of “marriage and anxiety in the late blooming professional class revolves around one dark night of the soul” of one man, played by Lee Tergesen (Generation Kill). With a cast like this, there’s no reason for us to miss the chance to catch this film when it makes its world premiere on Sunday, March 14th at the Alamo Ritz.

Below you will find an image gallery from the film. You can get more info over on the film’s official website HelenafromtheWedding.com. The link below will take you to it’s official SXSW listing, where you will find all of the screening times.

Helena from the Wedding (dir. Joseph Infantolino)

Having recently experienced a spectacular career failure, the last thing playwright Alex Javal (Lee Tergesen) wants to do is host a weekend long New Year’s Eve party for his successful friends at a small cabin in the mountains. Yet that is what he is on the way to do when we meet him and his new wife Alice (Melanie Lynskey). As the clock ticks away another year and a surprise guest, the very beautiful and very young Helena (Gillian Jacobs) arrives, facades begin to buckle.


Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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