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Spring Forward

Released 2000
Distributor IFC Films

Ned Beatty and Liev Schreiber star in this thoughtful Odd Couple drama about two maintenance men who develop an unexpected father-son relationship. This was writer/director Tom Gilroy’s first film and his subtle approach paid off, Spring Forward won the Discovery Award for Best First Film at the 1999 Toronto International Film Festival.

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About David Zeiger

Guggenheim Fellow David Zeiger has been making documentary films and series for 20 years, starting with The Band, a film about his son’s junior year in high school, broadcast on the PBS series P.O.V. in 1997. His short documentary, Funny Old Guys, was broadcast in 2002 by HBO. His 2006 film, Sir! No Sir!, ran theatrically in 65 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada and was broadcast in 200 countries worldwide. It won Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Film Festival (Audience Award) and Hamptons Film Festival, and Seeds of War Award at the Full Frame Documentary Festival. In 2010 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and in 2012 completed his first narrative feature, Sweet Old World.

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Jenny Agutter fan

I see that the page also advertises You’re a Big Boy Now. That was one of Francis Ford Coppola’s early movies. I thought of it as having a similar plot to The Graduate.