Directed by Laura Colella • 2013 • 82′
With Jonah Parker, Theo Green, Laura Colella, Aaron Jungels
“I absolutely love it. You’ve never seen anything like it. It’s a smile from beginning to end.” – Paul Thomas Anderson
Come spend a summer with the residents of the Purple Citadel. Drink wine, play ping-pong, swing on the swing, wear your inside shorts outside, and watch as Syd, a bohemian eccentric, convinces Curtis, a shy homeschooler, to collaborate on a series of video podcasts, drawing Curtis out of his shell and bringing everyone together in the process. Jean Mitry said that film is a world organized to form a story; Breakfast with Curtis, with its bric-a-brac mise en scène and cast of mostly non-actors playing versions of themselves, is life organized into a film. Colella directs with a light touch.