When his wife dies suddenly, Warren Schmidt, a retired insurance actuary, sets out on a journey to Colorado for his daughter’s wedding to a waterbed salesman he despises. Every move Warren makes seems wrong, and he appears destined to end his life as a failure. But along the way, Warren recounts his journey to a poor Tanzanian orphan whom he is sponsoring and begins to see the life he has lived in a new light. Starring Jack Nicholson.
SPECIAL NOTE: This screening is part of a tribute to MNFF Honoree Alexander Payne.
Date: Friday, August 25
Location: Town Hall Theater
Director: Alexander Payne [Filmmaker to attend]
Writer: Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
Producer: Michael Besman, Harry Gittes
Length: 125 minutes
Location: United States