Tribeca: Cary Fukunaga’s ‘Little Boxes’ Finds Melanie Lynskey, Nelsan Ellis Playing Parents (Video)

Rob Meyer directed the indie comedy, which debuts tonight at the film festival

The indie comedy “Little Boxes,” from executive producer Cary Fukunaga, debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday night, but TheWrap has an exclusive clip from the film, featuring stars Melanie Lynskey, Nelsan Ellis and newcomer Armani Jackson.

Rob Meyer directed from a script by Annie J. Howell. The acquisition title makes its world premiere in the Spotlight section at Tribeca, where UTA will be handling sales.

The film co-stars Janeane Garofalo, Christine Taylor, and young actress Oona Laurence from “Southpaw” and “Pete’s Dragon.”

It’s the summer before 6th grade, and Clark (Jackson) is the new-in-town, biracial kid in a sea of white. Discovering that to be cool he needs to act ‘more black,’ he fumbles to meet expectations, while his urban intellectual parents Mack (Ellis) and Gina (Lynskey) also strive to adjust to small-town living. Equipped for the many inherent challenges of New York, the tight-knit family are ill prepared for the drastically different set of obstacles that their new community presents, and soon find themselves struggling to understand themselves and each other in this new suburban context.

A poignant comedy about understanding identity, “Little Boxes” will screen Friday night at 6 p.m. at the Bow Tie Chelsea 7. Watch the clip above and let us know what you think. If you’re in New York City, additional screenings are below.


World Premiere: Friday, April 15, 6:00PM (Bow Tie Chelsea 7)

P&I Screening #1: Saturday, April 16, 12:30PM (Regal Battery Park 11-1)

Public Screening #2: Saturday, April 16, 3:15PM (Regal Battery Park 11-6)

Public Screening #3: Tuesday, April 19, 3:15PM (Bow Tie Chelsea 4)

Public Screening #4: Thursday, April 21, 8:30PM (Regal Battery Park 11-4)

P&I Screening #2: Friday, April 22, 2:30PM (Regal Battery Park 11-4)


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