SONG OF BACK AND NECK | Presented by the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival
Fred (Paul Lieberstein, The Office) is dismissed, disrespected, and pushed around by everyone in his life – from the upstart partner at his father’s family law firm where Fred works as a paralegal to the back and neck specialist he consults about his debilitating chronic pain. At the recommendation of the firm’s new client, Regan (Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married), Fred finds temporary relief – and a unique ability he never knew he had – through acupuncture. However, neither his unexpected stint as a celebrity of the Chinese-American community nor a possible affair with Regan solves Fred’s true problem: his inability to stand up for himself.
Lieberstein shines as the director, screenwriter, and star of this quirky, heartwarming comedy about coming to terms with our shortcomings and conquering adulthood with honesty and grace.
*Paul Lieberstein and producer/star Jennifer Prediger are scheduled to attend!
**Followed by a post-film happy hour at Positano Coast.