Aug 13 - 15, 5:15 & 7:45
Mindy Kaling’s screenwriting feature debut, inspired by her experiences working for Conan O’Brien and on The Office, is both big-hearted and a sharply hilarious workplace comedy. Emma Thompson stars as a legendary but stagnating female late-night talk show host teetering on the edge of irrelevancy. She hires her first female staff writer to join an all-white male group in an attempt to smooth over diversity concerns, resulting in unintended and unexpected consequences. This relevant and funny Sundance hit is the feature debut of veteran TV director Nisha Ganatra (Transparent).