TCFF - The Holdovers (2023)
- R13 | 2h13 | Comedy, Concert/Special Events, Drama
- In Theaters: Thu, Oct 19, 2023
Renowned filmmaker Alexander Payne tells a moving story in THE HOLDOVERS (2023) against the backdrop of a sleepy New England prep school over the Christmas holiday. Paul Giamatti gives an outstanding performance as a strict teacher left behind to manage the few pupils without vacation plans. One of them, portrayed by emerging star Dominic Sessa, is a bright but troubled young man whose complicated character both challenges and fascinates Giamatti. The head cook at the school, played by Da'Vine Joy Randolph, who is still mourning the death of her son in Vietnam, adds even more depth to their developing bond. This unusual trio comes together during the holidays and becomes close, finding comfort and unanticipated camaraderie. THE HOLDOVERS is a touching examination of connection, healing, and the surprising places we find family, and it is scheduled to air on October 19, 2023.