I Smile Back
- Directed By: Adam Salky
- 85 Minutes
- Sunday, September 25, 2016 6:30 p.m.
This film portrays the lived experience of a New Jersey housewife, Laney Brooks, living the American Dream with a husband and two children. Laney’s behavior veers off course as she faces major depression and responds by abusing substances and worrying about the line of genetic inheritance of her disorder. Sarah Silverman plays the lead in this extraordinary film that could have descended into stereotypes, yet, as Rolling Stone noted: “We’ve seen movies like this before … But Silverman, digging so deep into her character that we can feel her nerve endings, is like nothing we’ve seen before. She’s fierce and unerring.” (2K DCP Presentation)