Justine (Justine Eister in her sole acting credit) has found herself in a sort of stasis. She’s left the city for suburbia, accompanying her boyfriend Zach (Weintraub, also the writer/director) as he takes on a job programming at a small arthouse movie theater. In “You Make Me Feel So Young,” all comforts and routines she previously relied on are now dismantled and, to make matters even worse, the couple are living in their boss’s garage with little more than an air mattress to their name. Justine begins to desperately cling to whatever she can, most notably the visiting artist Kym (Kymberly Walden) who throws Justine’s remaining regimen into question.
The New York screening series Cinema Club is proud to present this film, screening for the first time in NYC, on June 21st over at Videology Bar & Cinema in Williamsburg. This kicks off a bi-monthly feature screening series, focusing on undersung indies that haven’t gotten their due. In this nearly half-hour long talk with director Zach Weintraub, we dive into his film, the challenges of indie moviemaking, and much more.
Weintraub has been a stalwart in the indie scene; most recently his latest film “Slackjaw” premiered at the 2015 Locarno Film Festival (we premiered the trailer here). “You Make Me Feel So Young” premiered in 2013 and screened at the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, and from there it hit Australia, Greece, and Peru. The film also aired on PBS in 2014 as part of their “Reel NEW” program. But for those of you in New York, the chance to see it on the big screen is not to be missed.