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2015 High Falls Film Festival

Funny Bunny – Closing Night Film

Directed by Alison Bagnall

USA / 2015 / Drama/Comedy / 1 hour 25 mins / English

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Funny Bunny

The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman Museum
Sunday, November 15, 2015 7:30 pm


What do you get when you mix an unsuccessful do-gooder divorcee (who lives with his ex-wife and her partner) with a dysfunctional trust-fund baby who is on the outs with his rich parents? And then add a likeable femme fatal, who is sadly odd, with an ancient secret. This daring American indie is unpredictable and possesses a wonderful quirkiness, with a strangely un-self-righteous bent on “animal rights.” The film’s three-way love affair is sincere and warm. Women make most of the major contributions to Funny Bunny, making it a perfect mate to this film festival’s theme. Open-minded audiences will love this non-formulaic gem.

Synopsis written by Chris Wilmot


Review from SLANT Magazine: “Alison Bagnall and her talented leads appear to effortlessly achieve a tone that’s tricky to sustain, one that abounds equally in absurdism and empathy.”


This film is recommended for audiences 13+

Director's Bio

Alison Bagnall is the writer/director of The New York Times Critics’ Pick The Dish & the Spoon (2012), which starred Greta Gerwig and Olly Alexander.

She is currently co-writing the feature film Blue Eyes Brown Eyes based on the true story of 1960’s anti-racism educator Jane Elliott. Alison’s research for the Jane Elliott story inspired her latest project, The Mendicants, a serious comedy that plays on wealth disparity and the racial divide in America.








Producer: Laura Heberton, Tara Ann Culp
Co-writer: Joslyn Jensen

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Funny Bunny

The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman Museum
Sunday, November 15, 2015 7:30 pm