Patti LuPone, Mira Sorvino, Tammy Blanchard, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Mike Doyle
Union Square, the Nancy Savoca film that premiered to critical acclaim at the 2011 Toronto film festival, will get a limited release in New York City, Los Angeles and Toronto beginning July 13, 2012 and later open in select theaters in Westhampton NY, San Diego, Palm Springs, Hartford, Seattle, Portland, Phoenix, Santa Fe, and Boca Raton throughout the summer.
The film, which features Broadway favorites Patti LuPone, Tammy Blanchard, and Daphne Rubin-Vega, also stars Mira Sorvino, Mike Doyle and Michael Rispoli.
Union Square centers on the reunion of two estranged sisters, one on the verge of marriage and the other on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Lucy (Academy Award® winner Mira Sorvino) attempts to shop for young and flirty discount clothes while anxiously carrying on a conversation on her cell phone. When the news on the other end of the cell is not what she wants to hear, she has a complete meltdown in the park. Crying openly and unsure of her next move, she has an idea. Suddenly, Lucy finds herself somewhere she’s never been: her sister Jenny's (Tammy Blanchard) loft apartment off Union Square.
Jenny has little time to prepare how to explain Lucy’s presence to her fiancé Bill (Mike Doyle), whom she has not been completely honest with about her family’s tumultuous upbringing in the Bronx or her sister’s excessive behavior. Lucy suspects as much and attempts to play along but also tries to update Jenny about their mother (Patti LuPone) and the old neighborhood. And the news is not what Jenny expects to hear.
In New York City, the film will exclusively play the Angelika film center in downtown Manhattan. For a complete listing of theaters and release dates for the New York-inspired indy, click here or visit www.theunionsquaremovie.com.
Check out the film's trailer below and be sure to check out the film in a nearby venue to see what catpured Toronto's imagination.