The NYU Tisch School of the Arts will host a special advance screening of Bottled Up, written and directed by Tisch faculty member Enid Zentelis on February 21 at the school’s building at 721 Broadway. Starring Academy Award winner Melissa Leo, Bottled Up premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and will be released in theaters and VOD on February 28.
Bottled Up tells the story of a Faye, portrayed by Leo, a single mother whose daughter Sylvie has become addicted to pain killers following a car accident. When earnest environmentalist Beckett moves to town, Faye quickly befriends him, hoping that he will be the solution to Sylvie’s problems. As Beckett finds himself further intertwined in their lives, he inadvertently helps Faye realize the depth of her family’s problem. Before too long Faye’s hand is forced, and she must decide whether to protect her daughter or find the happiness that she has long denied herself.
In addition to teaching screenwriting and directing at NYU Tisch, Zentelis has had an active career as a filmmaker. She was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for her first feature, Evergreen, starring Cara Seymour (Adaptation) and Mary Kay Place (Being John Malcovitch), which opened nationwide and received critical acclaim when a first-of-its-kind deal was inked with AMC Theaters. Zentelis's short commercial work includes a film on President Clinton and for Radical Media, as well as films for major record labels for such artists as Wilco and Eric Clapton.
The screening of Bottled Up is free and open to the public and will take place at 7 p.m. in room 006, located at 721 Broadway. Tickets are distributed on a first come, first served basis.