Frances is substitute teacher with a dead marriage and she is bored and discontent. One day at school, she meets a student and she starts an affair with him, which of course she gets nabbed for. She pays the price: an arrest, a trial, incarceration. And then a new identity, one that’s not terribly comfortable. Based on actual events.
Bob Byington (Lincoln, NE, USA, 1971) is a film director, screenwriter and actor living in Austin, Texas. He is most noted for his films RSO [Registered Sex Offender] (2008), Harmony and Me (2009), Somebody Up There Likes Me (2012), winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2012 Locarno Film Festival, 7 Chinese Brothers (2015) starring Jason Schwartzman, Olympia Dukakis and Tunde Adebimpe. Infinity Baby (2017), premiered at South by Southwest, won Best Narrative Feature at the Woodstock Film Festival. Frances Ferguson (2018) is his last feature film.
Shameless (1996), Olympia (1998), RSO [Registered Sex Offender] (2008), Harmony and Me (2009), Somebody Up There Likes Me (2012), Tuna (2013), 7 Chinese Brothers (2015), Infinity Baby (2017), Frances Ferguson (2018).
“I thought the story would work a lot better in a place where it felt like everyone knew everybody, and that proved to be true. […] Fran’s case is amalgamated from more than a half dozen separate court cases; her sentence is fairly common […] and we became more interested in Fran’s rehab, particularly the idea that the rehab isn’t necessarily tailored to the transgression. It was a challenge to adhere to a comedic tone, but take what Fran had done seriously.”
Usa, 2018, 75’, col.
Susan LaMarca, Kris Boustedt
Chris Baio, Burgess Meredith
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Kaley Wheless (Frances Ferguson), David Krumholtz (il capo della terapia di gruppo/group therapy leader), Keith Poulson (Nick), Nick Offerman (il narratore/narrator), Martin Starr (Mel), Jennifer Prediger, Bill Wise
Faliro House Productions