Sundowners, a nine-minute short film that premiered at Sundance in January 2019, is now available for viewers to watch online.
I spoke with both Jessy Hodges and Anna Greenfield about the short film heading into the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Since Sundance, the core trio involved with the film have had a strong year. Not only would Hodges be seen in HBO’s Barry but NBC picked up Indebted to series, which will premiere on February 6, 2019. Greenfield also wrote Stepdaddy, which premiered two months later during SXSW. Lisa Steen directs both shorts. On top of this, Plus One featured all three in different roles.
Here’s what I wrote about the film in January:
Sundowners may be among the most political films to screen during Sundance that isn’t a documentary. Ali (Jessy Hodges) driving back from the store to visit her parents (Peter Friedman and Hodges’ real-mother, Ellen Sandweiss). One thing leads to another in an argument between Ali and her dad over sexism and the 2016 president election between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald Trump.
Even though it’s only nine minutes long, Sundowners is well directed by Lisa Steen. Hodges and co-writer Anna Greenfield previously co-wrote Games for Girl–also directed by Steen. The trio certainly have a knack for humor and I’d love to see what they could do together with a feature film.
DIRECTOR: Lisa Steen
SCREENWRITERS: Jessy Hodges and Anna Greenfield
CAST: Jessy Hodges, Peter Friedman, Ellen Sandweiss