Movies: Jay Myself, Brittany Runs a Marathon, The Goldfinch

Movie 1: Jay Myself

What a unique and intriguing documentary film. It’s about a photographer who lived most of his career in a six story, 35,000 square foot former bank building in New York City’s Bowery neighborhood. He agrees to sell the building for $55 million and needs to move.

It’s quirky, often funny, occasionally goofy. It’s sometimes a bit dull but at the same time it can be inspiring and entertaining. We loved it!

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Jay Myself (July 31, 2019)

Release Date: July 31, 2019
Starring: Jay Maisel
Genres: Documentary
Runtime: 79 min
Original Title: Jay Myself
Original Film Language: English
Photographer Stephen Wilkes creates an intimate portrait of his mentor, Jay Maisel, as he leaves the 30,000 square foot building in the Bowery that he's inhabited and filled with his eccentric collection of beautiful random objects for the last 40 years - known as 'The Bank.'

Cast Jay Myself

  • Jay Maisel
  • Role: Himself

Crew Jay Myself

  • Stephen Wilkes
  • Director


Movie 2: Brittany Runs a Marathon

This film was a hit at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival winning the Audience Award. This dramedy is sometimes funny but more times it’s just a peek at someone’s personal mess.

We think it is supposed to be inspiring but it falls flat in the middle and struggles to get back into positive territory.

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Brittany Runs a Marathon (August 23, 2019)

Release Date: August 23, 2019
Starring: Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins, Micah Stock, Utkarsh Ambudkar
Genres: Drama, Comedy
Runtime: 103 min
Original Title: Brittany Runs a Marathon
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Material Pictures
A young woman decides to make positive changes in her life by training for the New York City Marathon.

Cast Brittany Runs a Marathon

  • Jillian Bell
  • Role: Brittany
  • Michaela Watkins
  • Role: Catherine
  • Micah Stock
  • Role: Seth
  • Utkarsh Ambudkar
  • Role: Jern
  • LilRel Howery
  • Role: Demetrius
  • Alice Lee
  • Role: Gretchen
  • Jennifer Dundas
  • Role: Shannon
  • Patch Darragh
  • Role: Doctor Falloway
  • Erica Hernandez
  • Role: Molly
  • Adam Sietz
  • Role: Glenn
  • Dan Bittner
  • Role: Terrence
  • Mikey Day
  • Role: Dev
  • Kate Arrington
  • Role: Cici
  • Beth Malone
  • Role: Tesla
  • Esteban Benito
  • Role: Peter
  • Nadia Quinn
  • Role: Dana
  • Juri Henley-Cohn
  • Role: David
  • Peter Vack
  • Role: Ryan
  • Pascal Yen-Pfister
  • Role: Snobby Artist Man
  • Miriam A. Hyman
  • Role: Snobby Artist Woman
  • Gene Gabriel
  • Role: Michael
  • Max Pava
  • Role: Drunk Guy
  • Gina Costigan
  • Role: Drunk Woman
  • Sarah Bolt
  • Role: Jasmine
  • Ian Unterman
  • Role: Matty
  • Robert Garcia Cabrera
  • Role: Waiter
  • Maia Nkenge Wilson
  • Role: Overweight Woman
  • Frances Eve
  • Role: Marathon Worker

Crew Brittany Runs a Marathon

  • Paul Downs Colaizzo
  • Director
  • Paul Downs Colaizzo
  • Writer
  • Matthew Plouffe
  • Producer
  • Tobey Maguire
  • Producer
  • Margot Hand
  • Producer
  • Seamus Tierney
  • Director of Photography
  • Casey Brooks
  • Editor
  • Jillian Bell
  • Executive Producer
  • Naomi Munro
  • Art Direction
  • Erin Magill
  • Production Design
  • Kim Fischer
  • Set Decoration
  • Stacey Berman
  • Costume Designer
  • Paul Downs Colaizzo
  • Executive Producer
  • Duncan Thum
  • Original Music Composer

Movie 3: The Goldfinch

This is the story of one mans life from the age of 13 well into his adult years. His mom dies when he is 13 and his immediate family experience is less than ideal.

That said, it’s a unique story with several plot twists that keep it interesting. It’s based on the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. It’s worth a watch.

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The Goldfinch (September 12, 2019)

Release Date: September 12, 2019
Starring: Ansel Elgort, Oakes Fegley, Aneurin Barnard, Finn Wolfhard
Genres: Drama
Runtime: 149 min
Original Title: The Goldfinch
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Color Force, Warner Bros. Pictures, Amazon Studios
A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In a rush of panic, he steals 'The Goldfinch', a painting that eventually draws him into a world of crime.

Cast The Goldfinch

  • Ansel Elgort
  • Role: Theodore Decker
  • Oakes Fegley
  • Role: Young Theodore Decker
  • Aneurin Barnard
  • Role: Boris Pavlikovsky
  • Finn Wolfhard
  • Role: Young Boris Pavlikovsky
  • Sarah Paulson
  • Role: Xandra
  • Luke Wilson
  • Role: Larry Decker
  • Jeffrey Wright
  • Role: James 'Hobie' Hobart
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Role: Samantha Barbour
  • Ashleigh Cummings
  • Role: Pippa
  • Willa Fitzgerald
  • Role: Kitsey Barbour
  • Denis O'Hare
  • Role: Lucius Reeve
  • Luke Kleintank
  • Role: Platt Barbour
  • Peter Jacobson
  • Role: Mr. Silver
  • Aimee Laurence
  • Role: Young Pippa
  • Nicky Torchia
  • Role: Young Tom Cable
  • Collin Shea Schirrmacher
  • Role: Young Toddy Barbour
  • Robert Joy
  • Role: Welton 'Welty' Blackwell
  • Joey Slotnick
  • Role: Dave
  • Caroline Day
  • Role: Em
  • Pamela Dunlap
  • Role: Mrs. Vogel
  • Ryan Foust
  • Role: Andrew 'Andy' Barbour
  • Misha Osherovich
  • Role: Shirley T
  • Jack DiFalco
  • Role: Young Platt Barbour
  • Aidan Kennedy
  • Role: Middle School Student
  • Alton Fitzgerald White
  • Role: Social Worker
  • Kevin D. McGee
  • Role: Doorman
  • Hannah Kurczeski
  • Role: Middle School Student
  • Matteo van der Grijn
  • Role: Gyuri
  • Kevin Owen McDonald
  • Role: Mr. Pavlikovsky
  • Nick Vorsselman
  • Role: Boy on Street at Airport
  • Hank Rogerson
  • Role: Vegas Teacher
  • Scott Eliasoph
  • Role: Doorman
  • Don Castro
  • Role: Detective #1
  • Rick Bolander
  • Role: Paramedic
  • Vincent Tumeo
  • Role: Bar Patron - Restaurant
  • Robert Turano
  • Role: Detective #2
  • Ben Hollandsworth
  • Role: Race
  • Gerson Oratmangoen
  • Role: Indonesian Man

Crew The Goldfinch

  • Donna Tartt
  • Novel
  • John Crowley
  • Director
  • Peter Straughan
  • Screenplay
  • Roger Deakins
  • Director of Photography
  • K.K. Barrett
  • Production Design
  • Erwin Godschalk
  • Line Producer
  • Nina Jacobson
  • Producer
  • Brad Simpson
  • Producer
  • Maarten Swart
  • Associate Producer
  • Mari-Jo Winkler
  • Executive Producer
  • Kelley Dixon
  • Editor
  • Ellen Chenoweth
  • Casting
  • Deborah Jensen
  • Supervising Art Director
  • Rena DeAngelo
  • Set Decoration
  • Kasia Walicka-Maimone
  • Costume Design
  • Trevor Gureckis
  • Original Music Composer

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