Directed by: Alex Lehmann | Narrative Feature | 85 min | English | US PremiereAbout the Film
Two former high school sweethearts unintentionally reunite in a small California town after 20 years apart in Alex Lehmann’s charming and heartfelt debut, BLUE JAY. Jim and Amanda, played by the multi-talented Mark Duplass and the superb Sarah Paulson (recently seen as Marcia Clark in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story), spend the day together as they dig through old letters, mix tapes, and memories. With undoubtable chemistry, they reconnect as if they had never parted, but the stark reality of the present soon catches up with them. Shot in gorgeous black-and-white, BLUE JAY captures the melancholy and nostalgia of returning home and struggling to recognize who you’ve become with humor and grace.