Story: A detached grad student forms a cathartic bond with a terminally ill girl she's interviewing for her thesis and the damaged bartender downstairs with a mysterious past as she faces eviction from the home she's built for herself with her artist roommates.
"Aaron Mathias and Grace Folsom, the mysterious bartender and terminally ill patient, respectively, anchor a strong supporting cast, which adds flavor and dynamics...refreshingly earnest" -- Eric M. Armstrong, The Moving Arts
"One of the best indies on the festival circuit... full of grace notes and raw emotional power, superbly acted and sensitively written and directed by Spaltro... well worth the journey" -- Bill Desowitz, Immersed in Movies
Molly Ryman ("Violet Kubelick") began her acting career in Chicago but a love affair with storytelling brought her to New York and a brief stay in London where she worked on the award-winning shorts "Red Black" and "Fluffy" (dir. Mal Woolford). In 2008 Molly made her feature film debut, co-starring in the critically acclaimed "...Around". She has participated in a number of completed projects including the indie-features "New York Lately" and "A Horse With No Name" as well as the shorts "Some Jobs Are Simple" and "Charlie On Parole", co-starring TJ Miller ("Cloverfield"). "Things I Don't Understand", in which she portrays the complex lead role of "Violet Kubelick", is Molly's second collaboration with the filmmakers of "...Around" www.mollyryman.info
Aaron Mathias ("Parker McNeil") has appeared as the lead in the feature "Ice Grill USA" and Bollywood theatrically released "Anything For You". His Television work includes the lead role in the original sci-fi series "Trenches" available Hulu.com and Crackle.com, as well as episodes of "Law & Order" and "Mercy". As "Parker McNeil" in "Things I Don't Understand" Aaron was able to show new sides to his dramatic range for the stoic and slightly damaged character.
Grace Folsom ("Sara") studied film and theatre acting under Stonestreet Film and TV Workshop, and Playwrights Horizons Theatre School with a focus in modern and classical interpretation of texts as well as a basis of ballet and modern dance, garnering her BFA from NYU. Grace has been in numerous readings and shows including "Our Farm" and "Cedar City Falls" , several shorts including "Pose", "Something Cool" and "Beautiful Garbage", and has done some commercial and voice over work. www.gracefolsom.com
Lisa Eichhorn ("Dr. Blankenship") is an acclaimed actress of film, stage and television. Since training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts she was listed as one of the "12 Promising New Actors of 1979", the same year she made her feature debut in "Yanks" opposite Richard Gere, a performance that earned her two Golden Globe nominations. Alternating between stage, film and television as well as producing and teaching. Lisa makes a compelling return to film in the role of "Dr. Anne Blankenship", bringing a beauty and quiet wisdom to the role of mentor to the trouble Violet and eventual architect of her recovery.
Hugo Dillon ("Remy") is a French born and based stage actor and musician who's unique physicality was acquired from his time in various stage productions and music background.. Hugo is making his English language and feature film debut playing the drug-addled, bi-sexual and life stunted character of "Remy".
Meissa Hampton ("Gabby") is an independent actress and published poet who has appeared in several short productions and co-starred in the independent feature "Uptown". She stretches comedic chops in her portrayal of "Gabby".
Eleanor Wilson ("Darla") , originally from Australia where she was featured on TV series The Librarians and Very Small Business , she moved to New York to study at the Neighborhood Playhouse and has roles in the upcoming feature films, "Episode 50", "The Sleeping Bear" and "The Confabulators" as well as several shorts including "The Jesus Picture". She brings her own panache' to the kind and warm to the point of oblivious Australian transplant actress and bartender "Darla". www.eleanor-wilson.com
Lynn Justinger ("Zooey") is an actress and model based in New York City. Lynn has been featured in roles on television, films, web series and numerous commercials. Her training includes studying Meisner Technique with JoAnna Beckson and an alumni of improv at the famed UCB. She brings a warmth and depth to Sapphic activist and Green Wrath head "Zooey". www.lynnjustinger.com
Mike Britt ("Big Felix") veteran comedian of 15 years and New York native who's made a name for himself in comedy clubs around the globe, spots on "VH1's Best Week Ever", various acting and voice work. Including Comedy Central's "Ugly Americans". Mike shows a dramatic turn for his portrayal of bouncer and dive bar philosopher "Big Felix".
Nabil Vinas ("Joe") is a second generation Dominican American who co-founded The Seven Collective Theatre Company and has a growing list of film credits, most recently his role as spiritual hospice worker "Joe", his second collaboration with the filmmakers of "...Around". www.nabilvinas.com
Edmund Lyndeck ("MacReady") intrepid character actor who's 50-plus year career has included numerous Broadway roles (including the original production of "Sweeney Todd" and the television broadcast), TV guest roles and feature films such as " Daddy" and "Road Trip"