Celebrating 100 years of the Pulitzer Prize, Oscar-winning director, Kirk Simon, examines the rich legacy of the prestigious award, and the personal history of its founder, the great Jewish publisher, Joseph Pulitzer.
The Boy Downstairs
“An earnest examination of love, heartache and the tumultuous time of 20-something not-quite-there adulthood.” - The Playlist
From first-time writer-director Sophie Brooks, this original romantic comedy is the coming-of-age tale of a young writer looking to find her way back in New York City after a two-year stint in London. Zosia Mamet (Girls) exhibits winsome charm as Diana, navigating the rite of passage of every single New Yorker: the search for the perfect apartment. She seemingly finds such a jewel of a home, until realising her downstairs neighbour is actually an ex whose heart she broke when she left town.
Making the girl-meets-boy story new again, The Boy Downstairs asks real questions about love, chemistry and growing up.
Premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.
91 mins / English
Director — Sophie Brooks