Gillian Robespierre, Jenny Slate, and Gabe Liedman talk Obvious Child. Photo: Godlis
Brooklyn-based filmmaker Gillian Robespierre’s debut feature Obvious Child is a refreshing take on the romantic comedy genre that stars the hilarious Jenny Slate. Variety‘s Peter Debruge said “this refreshingly honest date-night laffer… hinges on a versatile turn from Jenny Slate, a wildly funny comedienne finally given a chance to reach deeper than her frequent guest-starring appearances have allowed.”
Robespierre, along with Slate, co-star Gabe Liedman, and producer Elizabeth Holm, stopped by the Film Society for a Q&A following a screening of the film at New Directors/New Films 2014. Obvious Child screens again Saturday in Rooftop Films’ summer series and will open theatrically on June 6.