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Some Days are Better than Others (2010) by Matt McCormick

Some Days are Better than Others, matt mccormick, 2010, HD/35mm

Those gosh darn Portland cats. Here is a trailer for Matt McCormick‘s (The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal, 2001) first feature film, Some Days are Better Than Others. He worked with the producers from Kelly Reichardt’s Wendy and Lucy (2008) and Gus Van Sant’s Paranoid Park (2007).

“this is the first trailer for the upcoming feature film Some Days are Better than Others, written and directed by Matt McCormick and featuring James Mercer, Carrie Brownstein, Renee Roman Nose and David Wodehouse.

The upcoming debut feature film by Matt McCormick, featuring James Mercer and Carrie Brownstein.

Some Days are Better Than Others is a poetic, character-driven feature-length film that asks why the good times slip by so fast while the difficult times seem so sticky. The film explores ideas of abundance, emptiness, human connection and abandonment while observing an interweaving web of awkward characters who maintain hope by inventing their own forms of communication and self-fulfillment. Katrina (Carrie Brownstein) is a twenty-something reality TV enthusiast, video diarist and animal shelter worker whose world falls apart when she finds that those important to her are often not what she hopes they would be. Eli (James Mercer) is a mid-30s slacker who could offer a thoroughly researched social critique explaining all the reasons why he shouldn’t get a job; his experiences temping only reinforce his assertions. Camille (Renee Roman Nose) is a socially handicapped thrift store attendant who spends her days sorting through the donated discards of other people’s lives, and Otis (David Wodehose) is an 84-year-old eccentric filmmaker and inventor who strives to be recognized for his work. Produced by Neil Kopp (Old Joy, 2005,Wendy and Lucy, 2008) and David Cress (Paranoid Park, 2007), the film is about the nuances of communication, the desperation of heartbreak, and the struggle to maintain hope through the passing of time. It’s a sad valentine to the forgotten discards of a throwaway society, and a story about knowing when to hold on, and when to let go.”

For more information please visit www.somedaysthemovie.com

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