MARVIN'S NEVER HAD COFFEE BEFORE

Directed by Andrew Carter

Produced by Kahlil Maskati, Andrew Carter

USA, 2021

8 min

Marvin Wexler tries coffee for the first time and desperately wants to talk to someone about it. What follows is a funny exploration of loneliness and trying to fit in during a time when it's never been harder to connect.

The themes of isolation, the desire to connect, and being oneself are universal and timeless. Writer/ Director Andrew Carter has given us such a smart film that is well shot and executed with an effective use of Zoom. I love the way he tackles anxiety here. The simple one-liners are hilarious and the bathroom scene…
Anyone who has felt like they were *just* outside the zeitgeist will relate to this one!

— Lauren Reid Brown, Head Programmer