WHO’S IN IT?
Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha), Julie Delpy (Before Sunset), Kieran Culkin (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), Zosia Mamet (Girls), Danny DeVito (Twins), Ellen Burstyn (The Exorcist), Tracy Letts (The Big Short), Samrat Chakrabarti (Winds of Change), Keaton Nigel Cooke (Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You), Trey Gerrald (4th Man Out), Connor Long (film debut), Bridget Brown (LOL), Clara Mamet (Night Moves), Kett Turton (Blade: Trinity), Marcella Lowery (The Preacher’s Wife)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Todd Solondz (Welcome to the Dollhouse), director, writer; Megan Ellison (Her) and Christine Vachon (Carol), producers; James Lavino (Woodpecker), composer; Edward Lachman (The Virgin Suicides), cinematographer; Kevin Messman (Palindromes), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
A dachshund dog is passed around from owner to owner, including social misfit Dawn Wiener (Gerwig) and screenwriting lecturer Dave Schmerz (DeVito), and leaves an impact on all of their radically dysfunctional lives…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Wiener-Dog marks the return of the undisputed master of black comedy Todd Solondz after five years, and if any of his previous films like Happiness or Welcome to the Dollhouse are an indication then we should be in for a messed-up pile of ideas combined into one darkly hilarious package.