‘Hello’ from MIFF in the Morning

Feb 26, 2013
Melanie Lynske enjoys a breakout role in “Hello I Must Be Going.”

Unity — The MIFF in the Morning series will screen “Hello I Must Be Going,” the opening night film of Sundance 2011, Saturday, March 9, at 2 p.m. at Unity Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. Admission is free.

“Hello I Must Be Going” stars Melanie Lynskey (“Heavenly Creatures,” “Up in the Air,” “Two and a Half Men”). Mostly a supporting actress, Lynskey has a rare lead role for which she was nominated for a Breakthrough Gotham Award.

Amy (Lynskey) is a demoralized recent divorcée who is a refugee in the suburban home of her parents (Blythe Danner and John Rubinstein). Thirty-something Amy stumbles into an affair with a 19-year-old family friend (Christopher Abbott, “Girls”) that helps her begin to discover her independence and a sense of purpose that has been missing for years. Juxtaposing Danner’s subtly riveting performance as a frustrated empty nester with Lynskey’s endearing and nuanced depiction of a woman negotiating the comic and tragic possibilities of an existential crossroads, “Hello I Must Be Going” is an unconventional story of love and redemption, infused with sex, humor  and emotional honesty.

The Maine International Film Festival’s MIFF in the Morning series is a winter film series featuring a diverse selection of American independent and international documentary and narrative films. This screening is sponsored by the Unity College Development Office.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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