Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

30 DAYS

Year: 1999
Country: United States
Run Time: 87 minutes

"This is not a relationship," assures New York broadcast executive Sarah to her girlfriend Lauren of her whirlwind affair with easygoing liquor-store manager Jordan; she's just having a good time. But tell that to her boyfriend. After an initial, calamitous blind date arranged/connived by their mutual acquaintances, the two spend such blissful days (and nights) together that Jordan contemplates taking their romance to a more serious level. He's partially inspired by his long-wedded parents' retirement and a best buddy's upcoming nuptials, in 30 days, to Lauren. Now he expects loving commitment will help him rise above the general going-nowhere stasis of his career and dull routine with the perennial Friday-night poker gang. But Jordan has a lifelong penchant for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time to women. And proposing to Sarah is no exception. Can this non-relationship be saved? Deny all you want, but you will see yourselves (and your poorly-maintained icebox) or people you know reflected in Aaron Harnick's savvy, modern comedy of manners, marriage, morning-TV weathermen, morning-after mood swings, and maturity. Cleveland connection: 30 DAYS is produced by two of the Rego brothers, from the family behind the area's Rini-Rego grocery-store chain.

Screenplay
Aaron Harnick.

Director
Aaron Harnick

Producer
Matthew Rego, Michael Rego, Arielle Tepper.

Cinematography
David Tumblety.

Editing
Sean J. Campbell.

Principal Cast
Ben Shenkman, Arija Bareikis, Thomas McCarthy, Alexander Chaplin, Bradley White, Jerry Adler, Barbara Barrie, Lisa Edelstein, Tina Holmes.

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