Directed by: Marc Webb Script: Scott Neustadter, Michael Weber Producer: Jessica Tuchinsky, Mary Waters, Steven Wolfe, Mason Novick Production company: Watermark Cinematography: Eric Steelberg Editing: Alan Bell Music: Mychael Danna, Rob Simonsen Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, Geoffrey Arend, Chloe Moretz
Format: 35mm Running time: 95'
Synopsis Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love, girl doesn’t. Surprising in its outcome, Marc Webb’s debut feature film is a charming postmodern reflection on crushing, unrequited love and relationships, dispensed in a nonlinear structure. Starting at day 488, the narration jumps back and forth to different days in the 500-day love affair. From day one Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is completely smitten by new co-worker Summer (Zooey Deschanel). He believes in the possibility of soul mates destined to meet, while she believes that true love is only a fairy tale never to be experienced, and so her interest in Tom is purely lighthearted fun. Gordon-Levitt’s and Deschanel’s nuanced portrayals of roller coaster love and the mercurial, ungraspable object of one’s affection almost move this story out of romantic comedy and into tragedy.
Directors Biography Marc Webb directs short films, videos, commercials. He's made videos with everyone from Santana to Hot Hot Heat and My Chemical Romance. His short film, 'Seascape', premiered at the Aspen Comedy Festival. He went to Baghdad to direct a documentary on the first day of school in postwar Iraq and made his directorial feature-film debut with '500 Days of Summer'.
Location and screening schedule: SC Cinema, Monday, October 19th at 11.00 SC Cinema, Monday, October 19th at 22.30 EUROPA Cinema, Tuesday, October 20th at 17.00