Funny Bunny – Closing Night Film
Directed by Alison Bagnall
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+
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