The directive was simple: Using an iPhone and whatever’s easily at your disposal, shoot a short film dealing with quarantine life in 2020. It’s not as if there wasn’t a surplus of storytelling angles, themes and emotions available, considering how much everyone’s lives changed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The results in the ambitious yet humbly executed With/In run the gamut tonally and narratively, with all of the shorts thriving on a uniform sense of raw, indie-centric looseness. Through that DIY authenticity, the universality of 2020’s sporadic peaks and constant valleys is laid bare, whether it’s topical subjects like Black Lives Matter, playful examinations of technological dependencies and obsessive at-home hobbies or the complexities of love and romance in isolation.
|Griffin Dunne, Mickey Sumner, Sam Nivola, Arliss Howard, Chris Cooper, Sebastian Gutierrez, Julianne Nicholson, Jonathan Cake, Bill Camp, Silas Camp and Elizabeth Marvel, Gina Gershon
|Griffin Dunne, Zonia Pelensky Mickey Sumner, Trudie Styler Alessandro Nivola, Emily Mortimer, Sam Nivola, May Nivola Debra Winger, Arliss Howard Marianne Leone, Chris Cooper Carla Gugino, Adrianne Palicki Julianne Nicholson, Jonathan Cake, Iggy Cake, Phoebe Cake Bill Camp, Silas Camp and Elizabeth Marvel Gina Gershon, Griffin Dunne
|Traditional Chinese, English
|15 Mar 2022
|1 Jun 2022
|Worldwide excluding the United States and Canada