Breaking Upwards explores a young, real-life New York couple who, battling codependency, decide to intricately strategize their own break up. Based on an actual experiment devised by director/actor Daryl Wein and actress Zoe Lister-Jones, the film loosely interprets a year in their lives exploring alternatives to monogamy, and the madness that ensues. An uncensored look at young love, lust, and the pangs of codependency, 'Breaking Upwards' follows its characters as they navigate each others' emotions across the city they love. It begs the question: is it ever possible to grow apart together?
about the director
Breaking Upwards marks Daryl Wein's narrative feature film debut. Last year, he directed and produced Sex Positive, which won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at L.A. Outfest, and was an official selection at 2008's South by Southwest Film Festival, London Film Festival, Boston Independent Film Festival, among twenty other film festivals around the world. It is currently being distributed by Regent in June 2009. In 2006 Daryl directed and co-wrote, Unlocked, a short which was an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival. It was executive produced by Stephen Daldry (dir. The Reader) and stars Olivia Thirlby (Juno). As an actor, Daryl has appeared in the films Breaking Upwards, The Hebrew Hammer, Porn n' Chicken. Television credits include Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, and Ed. He is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
- Breaking Upwards (2009)
- Sex Positive (2008)
- Unlocked (2007)
South by Southwest, Tallahassee St. Paul-Minneapolis International, Boston Independent, Little Rock
Director Daryl Wein and actress Zoe Lister-Jones will be available for Q&A after the screenings.
Brooklyn Film Festival
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