Femme Film Fridays: Enough Said

Film Screening and Discussion

March 31, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm

A divorcée with romantic intentions decides to pursue a man, then learns he's her new friend's ex-husband.

A divorced and single parent, Eva spends her days enjoying work as a masseuse but dreading her daughter's impending departure for college. She meets Albert  - a sweet, funny and like-minded man also facing an empty nest.  As their romance quickly blossoms, Eva befriends Marianne, her new massage client and a beautiful poet who seems "almost perfect" except for one prominent quality: she rags on her ex-husband way too much. Suddenly, Eva finds herself doubting her own relationship with Albert as she learns the truth about Marianne's ex.

Event Details

Join the Bullock Museum for a screening and conversation about Enough Said, directed and written by Nicole Holofcener, as part of the Femme Film Fridays series, a film series highlighting the cinematic works of women, both behind and in front of the camera. This inaugural season's theme is 'Choices'.

  • Included with your ticket is a 6:00 p.m. welcoming reception with a cash bar.
  • Two massage therapists from Mantis Massage will join us from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the reception to provide free 10-minute deep tissue chair and table massages for the guests attending the screening on a first come, first served basis.
  • Film screening from 7:05 p.m.- 8:40 p.m.
  • Q&A following the screening with Jill Chamberlain and Dawn Johnson.
  • Entrance for this screening will be at the IMAX Lobby doors.

Your ticket purchase supports the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and educational programming.

Film Details

Rating: PG-13
Starring: Julia Louis-DreyfusJames GandolfiniCatherine KeenerToni ColletteBen Falcone
Director/Writer: Nicole Holofcener
Runtime: 93 min.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release year: 2013

About the Film
  • The screenplay took Nicole Holofcener six months to write.
  • This film was shot over a period of twenty-four days.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus was cast after approaching Nicole Holofcener, and expressing interest in working with her.
About the Filmmaker

Nicole Holofcener (1960 - present) is an American film and television director and screenwriter. Holofcener became part of the Hollywood scene at a young age, spending time on set while her stepfather produced Woody Allen's films. Her career began as a production assistant on Woody Allen's A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982), moving up to apprentice editor for Hannah and Her Sisters(1986).

Holofcener made two short films while studying film at Columbia University and and counted among her teachers, filmmaker Martin Scorsese. Her short film, Angry, received critical praise at the Sundance Film Festival. Walking and Talking (1996) was Holofcener's feature film debut done while also directing female-centric television shows such as Sex and the City, and Gilmore Girls.

Holofcener's screenplay for the film Friends with Money was nominated for the 2006 Independent Spirit Award, and one of the actresses in the film, Frances McDormand, won an award for Best Supporting Female at the Sundance Film Festival. The film Please Give gained Holofcener a Robert Altman Award and a nomination with the Writers Guild of America Awards for Best Original Screenplay. Featured as the director of the Amazon series, Mississippi One, written by Tig Notaro and Diablo Cody, Holofcener's work focuses on realism. She frequently works with female leads.

About the Lead Actress

Julie Louis-Dreyfus (1961-present) is an American actress, comedian and producer. She is known for her roles in in the television comedy show Saturday Night Live (1982-1985), Seinfeld (1989-1998), and Veep(2012-present). Louis-Dreyfus got her start as a performer at The Practical Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois, which led to her breakthrough role as Elaine Benes on the hit television show, Seinfeld.

Louis-Dreyfus also appeared in The Second City, one of Chicago's best-known improvisation theatre groups. Louis-Dreyfus' performance in The Practical Theatre Companies' "Golden 50th Anniversary Jubilee" led to her being cast in Saturday Night Live at the age of twenty-one, making her the youngest female cast member in the history of the show at the time. During her time with Saturday Night Live, she met writer Larry David (co-creator of Seinfeld), which eventually led to her casting on the show, Seinfeld.

Louis-Dreyfus has also starred in a number of features films including Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and  Deconstructing Harry (1997). Louis-Dreyfus has won five American Comedy Awards, one Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Film (Seinfeld), six Screen Actors Guild Awards and seven Primetime Emmy Awards.

About Event Participants

About Mantis Massage

Mantis Massage is a locally owned Austin massage studio that specializes in deep-tissue and neuromuscular therapy. We approach pain and tension patterns from a clinical and therapeutic standpoint. Whatever your needs may be, we can develop a plan to get you functioning at optimum health.

We're proud to be serving our clients with Austin's most highly trained therapists. We make sure that your massage is everything but routine by offering custom massage sessions to meet and exceed the needs of each particular client.

About the Guest Speakers

Jill Chamberlain is a screenplay consultant and founder of The Screenplay Workshop  which offers group classes and private story consultation. She is the author of The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting (University of Texas Press) which was an Austin Chronicle Top 10 Book of 2016 and described by producer Callum Greene (Star Wars Episode 9, Crimson Peak, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as “like the Rosetta Stone: it cracks the code behind why we love the movies that we love.” She serves on the adjunct faculty at Maryland Institute College of Art and University of Houston.

Dawn Johnson grew up in Austin, Texas. After graduating from the University of Texas with a double major in Government and Philosophy, she stumbled into filmmaking when a friend asked her to produce a documentary he was making with Rick Linklater.  After that she knew she’d found her calling. Her second feature documentary was the ITVS-funded documentary Nuclear Family, which aired on numerous PBS stations nationwide. After a short stint in Los Angeles production managing for television series, she returned to her hometown of Austin. Since then she has been producing and directing feature and short documentaries, television series, and commercials. Her work as Producer/Director on the KLRU series Downtown earned her three Lone Star Emmys. She helped produce Margaret Brown’s award winning film Be Here To Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt. She was the lead Field Producer for the A&E series Heavy, and produced a pilot for The National Geographic Channel about Tourette’s Syndrome. Since joining Arts+Labor she has produced Outside Industry about the history of the South By Southwest music conference, Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove, which premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, and Richard Linklater – dream is destiny, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

About the Texas Spirit Theater and Tickets

The Texas Spirit Theater located on the Bullock Museum's second floor is one of the most beautiful film experiences in Austin and features multi-sensory special effects such as lightning, rain, and other surprises.

Museum Members enjoy free unlimited IMAX® documentary films, discounts on feature film tickets, free exhibition admission, discounts in the Museum Store, and more. Learn More.

Learn about ticket prices, refund policies, and parking (free after 5 pm). For evening programs, please enter through the Bullock Museum IMAX Theatre.