April 29, 2019

CLEMENTINE REVIEW: FILM THREAT

by Lorry Kikta

I’m sure I don’t have to tell anyone reading this that breakups are the absolute worst. Especially if you’ve been with someone for a long time. At the outset of Lara Jean Gallagher’s Clementine, Karen (Otmara Marrero) is really going through a tough time recovering from her breakup with D (Sonya Walger). Karen met D, a well-known artist, when she was very young and D was much older. The two owned a dog together and shared a home.

 

April 27, 2019

CLEMENTINE REVIEW: HAMMER TO NAIL

BY MATT DELMAN

A lake house is supposed to be a place to relax and de-stress, but in cinema it’s often the setting for psychological horror. Just ask the family in Jordan Peele’s Us or Michael Haneke’s Funny Games, but Lara Jean Gallagher’s feature debut Clementine owes more to another recent Tribeca Film Festival entry, Sofia Takal’s Always Shine. Gallagher, like Takal, excels at building tension out of seemingly innocuous situations. It’s tough to pinpoint exactly when our society became so paranoid and insecure that our movies started substituting boogeymen for passive aggression, but most of the pervading unease reads true. Anchored by the mysterious Sydney SweeneyClementine is a seductive lesbian thriller elevated by Gallagher’s keen direction and swift pacing.

 

APRIL 29, 2019

Sydney Sweeney & Otmara Marrero Explore A Complicated Female Relationship In Lara Jean Gallagher’s ‘Clementine’ 

By Matt Grobar

With her directorial debut Clementine, Lara Jean Gallagher sought to explore the nuances of female relationships, “and how one relationship with two women could seem like a lot of different things—sisters, friends, lovers, all at the same time.”

Starring Otmara Marrero (StartUp) and Sydney Sweeney (Sharp ObjectsThe Handmaid’s Tale), the drama centers on Karen, a young woman reeling from the end of a relationship, who seeks refuge in an unlikely place—her ex’s lake house. There, she meets Lana, a provocative younger woman, with whom she tests the waters of a complicated new relationship.

 

APRIL 30, 2019

Meet Sydney Sweeney, the actress starring in Clementine, HBO's Euphoria and Tarantino's Once Upon a Time In Hollywood

By Kerensa Cadenas

A twisty and gut-wrenching drama, Lara Gallagher’s Clementine centers on a heartbroken Karen (Otmara Marrero), who breaks into her ex’s lake house and does what anyone would do after a breakup — obsessively listen to voicemails from her ex, get stoned, get drunk, and generally make bad choices (like the aforementioned break-in).

Another one of those bad choices is Lana, played by Sydney Sweeney (above, right), who Karen has an increasingly confusing and dangerous relationship with.

 

MARCH 5, 2019

A CINEMATIC CELEBRATION: ANNOUNCING THE FEATURE FILM LINEUP FOR THE 2019 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

BY THE EDITORS

The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, unveiled its feature film lineup today. Continuing its tradition of elevating exceptional storytelling rooted in today’s global film communities, the 18th annual Festival will showcase debut works from emerging talent and new works from notable filmmakers. The program includes discoveries, comedies, music-centered, politically-minded, and social films. The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival takes place from April 24th to May 5th.

 

OCTOBER 5, 2017

‘StartUp’s Otmara Marrero, Sydney Sweeney & More Cast In ‘Clementine’

By Amanda N'Duka

Otmara Marrero, who currently co-stars in the Crackle series, StartUp, has been tapped to star in the psychological drama Clementine, along with Sydney Sweeney (HBO’s Sharp Objects), Will Brittain (Everybody Wants Some!!) and Sonya Walger (ABC’s The Catch). The film is the first from writer-director Lara Jean Gallagher.

It’s about a heartbroken woman (Marrero) who stows away to her estranged lover’s (Walger) lake house and becomes entangled with a teenage girl (Sweeney).