We love the Greenville Drive-In, a 1959 reborn Greene County gem that showcases classic family movies as well as recent indie films outdoors and under the stars. An example of the latter film genre is I love my fathera new comedy starring Patton Oswalt which will screen July 28 in co-presentation with the Woodstock Film Festival.
Inspired by the true life experience of writer/director/star James Morosini, I love my father follows Chuck (Oswalt), an estranged father who desperately wants to reconnect with his depressed son, Franklin (Morosini). Stuck on social media and worried about his son’s life, Chuck poses as a waitress (Claudia Sulewski) online and begins contacting Franklin. But things start to spiral when Franklin falls in love with this imaginary girl and wants nothing more than to meet her in person, as it becomes clear that Chuck has inadvertently “catfished” his own son.
After Morosini’s micro-budget Trio was distributed in 2018, real events happened that would serve as inspiration for him to write the award-winning screenplay of I love my fatherwhich he directed last year and premiered in 2022 at SXSW, where it won both the Grand Jury Award and the Audience Award.
I Love My Dad premieres at the Greenville Drive-In in Greenville on July 28 at 9 p.m. The film is rated R. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased on the theater’s website.