THE STARLING – Q&A with Matt Harris

Event Details

Tuesday September 21, 2021 8:00 pm

via Zoom


A woman adjusting to life after loss contends with a feisty bird that's taken over her garden—and a husband who's struggling to find a way forward.

In the heartwarming dramedy THE STARLING, after a married couple suffers a hardship, Jack heads off to deal with grief while Lilly remains in the “real” world, dealing with her own guilt and a crippling internal struggle to live with a dark secret. As if Lilly’s troubles weren’t bad enough, a starling bird that has nested in her backyard begins to harass and attack her. This starling comes to represent all of Lilly’s problems, and she becomes comically obsessed with killing it. Lilly eventually finds guidance from Larry, a quirky psychologist-turned veterinarian with a troubled past of his own. The two form a unique and unlikely friendship as both help the other to explore, acknowledge and confront their problems.

Written by: Matt Harris
Directed by: Theodore Melfi
Produced by: Dylan Sellers, p.g.a., Chris Parker, Theodore Melfi, p.g.a., Kimberly Quinn
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd, Kevin Kline, Timothy Olyphant, Daveed Diggs, Skyler Gisondo, Loretta Devine, Laura Harrier, Rosalind Chao, Kimberly Quinn

Screener Access: Information on requesting a screener link will be provided in your Zoom confirmation. The deadline to request a screener link is Wednesday, September 15 at 2pm PT/ 5pm ET. Links will be shared on Friday, September 17 at around 2pm PT/5pm ET and will be active through Tuesday, September 21 at 11:30pm PT.

Release date:In select theaters 9/17; On Netflix September 24, 2021
Running time:1 hour, 43 minutes

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