Festival info
Get Low

USA / Germany / Poland, 2009, 100 min
Languages: English

Directed by Aaron Schneider

Written by Chris Provenzano , C. Gaby Mitchell

Produced by David Gundlach, Dean Zanuck

Executive producer Robert Duvall

Cinematography by David Boyd

Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek

Starring Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray, Lucas Black, Gerald McRaney, Bill Cobbs, Scott Cooper

Felix Bush (Robert Duvall) is a hermit who has no regard for anybody in the town or anyone who wants to get to know him. But one day, after a fellow old hermit as died and he hears people in the town telling stories about him, he decides that he needs to get these stories out in the public. He recruits Frank (Bill Murray) the local funeral home director to host his own funeral. This way he can hear what everyone is saying about him, and get the truth to his past out in the open. But will he be able to get anybody to come? And will he be able to reveal his secrets?

Joe Leydon - Variety
With a mix of sly humor, homespun grace and affecting poignancy, "Get Low" casts a well-nigh irresistible spell while spinning a Depression-era folk tale from the Tennessee backwoods. Robert Duvall compellingly underplays the larger-than-life lead role of Felix Bush, a notorious hermit who rejoins society only to plan his own funeral party, and he's backed by smartly cast supporting players who clearly savor the twofer of portraying vividly drawn characters opposite a consummate thesp.

Lou Lumenick - New York Post
Robert Duvall, that grand old man of the American cinema, has his juiciest role in years one that will surely be remembered come awards time as a crusty Tennessee hermit with a guilty secret in Aaron Schneider's beautifully crafted "Get Low."

Official site:

29.10, Cinema City - 21:00
04.11, Cinema House - 21:00


Winner: Independent Spirit Awards 2011 - Best First Feature - Dean Zanuck, David Gundlach, Aaron Schneider

Nominated: Independent Spirit Award - Best Supporting Male - Bill Murray

Nominated: Satellite Awards 2010
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama - Robert Duvall
- Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Bill Murray
- Best Motion Picture, Drama
- Best Screenplay, Original - Chris Provenzano, C. Gaby Mitchell

Nominated: Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Robert Duvall

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