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Directed by Ben Gauthier

Produced by Jack Forbes, Maddie Thomas

United States | English | 13' | Fiction

An added farce for the attention economy, Flail follows a distracted personal assistant as she frantically prepares for her boss’s birthday party. With her sullen brother David in tow, Allie careens through a blur of gridlocked parking garages and fast-casual salad chains, all part of her desperate quest to achieve a single thing that she initially set out to do.

The film I wish I had made, Flail is equal parts hilarious and stressful. Writer/Director Ben Gauthier harnesses the power of the smartphone notification, using it to inject LAUGH OUT LOUD comedy and thrilling pacing. This film has soooo many jokes. I’ve watched it four times, and I’m still discovering new ones. An ode to driven dreamers who always have twenty-eight open tabs in their brain, Flail satirizes our attention economy, going for the jugular. I feel so SEEN by this movie. Unfortunately, I’m pretty sure you will too. — Erin Brown Thomas, Artistic Director

Sunday, August 18 at 11:00 AM

Assistance League Theatre

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