Person to Person debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and features a comedic ensemble cast operating in a classic New York sentimentality indicative of Woody Allen’s Manhattan or Annie Hall.
Written and directed by Dustin Guy Defa in his first major feature film, the plot summary follows as such: “During a single day in New York City, a variety of characters grapple with the mundane, the unexpected, and the larger questions permeating their lives. An investigative reporter struggles with her first day on the job, despite help from her misguided boss; a rebellious teen attempts to balance her feminist ideals with other desires; and a young man seeks to reconcile with his ex-girlfriend, even as her brother threatens revenge. Meanwhile, an avid music lover traverses the city in search of a rare record for his vinyl collection.”
Michael Cera (Superbad) and Abbi Jacobson (TV’s Broad City) lead the ensemble, which also includes Tavi Gevinson (Enough Said), Ben Rosenfield (6 Years), Philip Baker Hall (Bruce Almighty), George Sample III (Cronies), Michaela Watkins (TV’s Casual), Bene Coopersmith, and Olivia Luccardi (It Follows).
The film’s first trailer utilizes the fresh, crisp, and clear style of filmmaking characteristic of classic New York storytelling. Person to Person hits theaters on July 28. Check out the trailer and one sheet below.