SFFL 2017: The Incredible Jessica James

European Premiere.

Director: Jim Strouse.
Starring: Jessica Williams, Chris O’Dowd, Lakeith Stanfield, Noël Wells. USA 2017. 85 mins.

Jessica James (Jessica Williams), an aspiring playwright in New York City, is trying hard to get over a recent breakup. She sees light at the end of the tunnel when she meets Boone (Chris O’Dowd), who's recovering from a break-up of his own. Together, they figure out a way to make it through the tough times, while also realizing they like each other—a lot.

Writer/director Jim Strouse’s previous film People, Places, Things (2015) featured Jessica Williams in a supporting role, and it proved to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Williams broke onto the scene as a correspondent on The Daily Show and followed that up with her hilarious podcast, 2 Dope Queens. With The Incredible Jessica James, she proves what has always been self-evident—that she is destined to be a star. With charisma, charm, and humour to burn, Williams crushes it as a leading lady in this vivacious romantic comedy with teeth.

"Some people are born to be movie stars, and The Incredible Jessica James successfully makes that case for leading lady Jessica Williams.” - Variety

Club and Group screenings

Fri 2nd Jun Sundance Film Festival: London.
Fri 2nd Jun Sundance Film Festival: London.
Sat 3rd Jun 21.30 Sundance Film Festival: London.

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