April 1, 2010
BAFF is proud to announce the release of "Breaking Upwards" starring Zoe Lister-Jones, Daryl Wein and Olivia Thirlby. The film took home the "Best Feature Film" and the "Mitchell D. Bernstein Cityscape Award" at the 2009 BAFF. Star Zoe Lister-Jones was also the recipient of the 2009 BAFF "NY Emerging Talent Award". The film is about a young, real-life New York couple who, four years in and battling codependency, decide to intricately strategize their own break up. Based on an actual experiment devised by director/actor Daryl Wein and actress Zoe Lister-Jones, the film loosely interprets a year in their lives exploring alternatives to monogamy, and the madness that ensues. An uncensored look at young love, lust, and the pangs of codependency, 'Breaking Upwards' follows its characters as they navigate each others' emotions across the city they love. It begs the question: is it ever possible to grow apart together?