A young woman named Emily has just arrived in New York from Pittsburgh and has recently changed her name to Chazz. Jobless, she responds to an ad involving parrot-sitting for a Manhattanite...
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Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
A young woman named Emily has just arrived in New York from Pittsburgh and has recently changed her name to Chazz. Jobless, she responds to an ad involving parrot-sitting for a Manhattanite going out of town, and must weather the emotional repercussions of the humiliating thing she decides to do while cooped up house-sitting, which precipitates in her eavesdropping on the neighbors, all the while having unreciprocated conversations with the parrot. Written by
The black-and-white film within the film that the character Chazz watches on the television is actually footage from a super-16mm project that director Daniel Kremer shot in 2008 with his cinematographer Aaron Hollander. This project, then titled "Leaving Yvonne Pregnant in the Kitchen," was abandoned for logistical reasons. Kremer had been itching for years to return to it to complete it. When directing A Simple Game of Catch, he realized that both films had similar themes, so he decided to incorporate the old footage into the new work as a film within the film. See more »