Mr. Roosevelt SXSW First Look


It’s been an exciting month for the films Revelator is helping bring into the world.  First came the successful Berlinale premiere of the Revelator-produced film DISCREET, the only American narrative feature in the Panorama Programme at the festival.  Now, MR ROOSEVELT premieres Sunday at the beautiful Paramount Theater at the South By Southwest Film Festival.  The film, shot ON REAL, ACTUAL FILM, will screen via 35 MM projection at the Paramount!  Special thanks to Deadline for helping us share the new poster and a clip!  (You can check out the poster and screening times below.)

MR ROOSEVELT is a touching comedy starring, written, and directed by Texas-native Noël Wells, who you might know from “SNL,” and  “Master of None.” Co-starring Nick Thune, Britt Lower, Daniella Pineda, and Andre Hyland, the film was produced by Beachside Films’ Michael B. Clark and Alex Turtletaub, and Revelator’s own Chris Ohlson.

Noël plays Emily Martin Emily Martin, a struggling 20-something who moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy after graduating college in Austin, Texas. When a loved one falls sick, she returns to Austin and runs into her ex-boyfriend, as well as his amazing and intimidating new girlfriend. Low on funds and stuck in Texas for the weekend, Emily stays with the two of them in her old, but miraculously remodeled house. She quickly finds her way into the circle of a local female badass who shows Emily a good time and tries to keep her from spinning out as she goes toe-to-toe with the new girlfriend, all the ways her ex has changed, and ultimately, her own choices and guilt about leaving the past behind.

MR ROOSEVELT is playing this week at SXSW Film Festival in the Narrative Spotlight section, which highlights high profile narrative features receiving their World, North American, or U.S premieres.  Revelator will keep you updated on the premiere insights, as well as our other exciting video production shenanigans around town this coming week.  We couldn’t be more excited for you to see this incredible film!

Here are the screening details:

Mr Roosevelt

Year:  2016
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre:  Comedy
Screening Section: Narrative Spotlight
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 90 mins

PREMIERE: March 12, 2017
Paramount Theater

March 14, 2017
Rollins Theater At The Long Center

March 15, 2017
Rollins Theater At The Long Center