At the Angelika Film Center, Mercer and Houston Streets, Greenwich Village. Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes.
Tammy Blanchard (The Good Shepherd, “Of Two Minds- Money Ball ) appears on the big screen July 13th in a role opposite Mira Sorvino in Nancy Savoca’s independent film “Union Square.”
Blanchard plays Jenny, Sorvino’s reserved, estranged, repressed young sister who has spent much of her time trying to distance her self from her tumultouous upbringing which includes her sister Lucy played by Sorvino. Arriving from the Bronx on the verge of a nervous breakdown at Thanksgiving time Lucy’s unexpected visit to Jenny’s Union Square apartment in New York City forces Jenny to face her past and reveal some secrets of her own.
Blanchard fresh off her Tony nominated role as Heddy La Rue in Broadway’s hit musical “How to Succeed (her second nomination having been nominated back in 2005 for Gypsy) said the film “Union Square” was filmed in less than two weeks-16 hour days and shot in sequence – with a limited budget. “Having all us actors work under such strict and rigid time constaints, Nancy (Savoca) forced some excellent acting from the cast and for a while I thought I was going crazy. I lived with this part waking up and going to sleep with it. Lucy (Sorvino’s character) was getting to me and making me feel anxious and uptight about her coming back into my life”. I asked Nancy “Is this real? ”
Critics have found Blanchard’s performance very real giving the Emmy Award wining actress much praise for her role as Jenny in Union Square.
Blanchard is next to star in Woody Allen’s yet-to-be-made film alongside Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin.
Union Square Stars: Mira Sorvino (Lucy), Tammy Blanchard (Jenny), Mike Doyle (Bill), Michael Rispoli (Nick), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Sara) and Patti LuPone (Lucia).
Written by Nancy Savoca and Mary Tobler
Mary Tobler; director of photography, Lisa Leone; edited by Jennifer Lee; music by Madeleine Peyroux; production design by Sarah Frank; costumes by Liz Prince; produced by Richard Guay and Neda Armian; released by Dada Films.
For more information on Union Square or to find a theater near you, visit www.theunionsquaremovie.com.