Emoticon ;)

Emoticon ;)

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Grad student Elena finds her life unexpectedly changing when she meets her new boyfriend’s teenage kids.

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SYNOPSIS

Grad student Elena finds her life unexpectedly changing when she meets her new boyfriend’s teenage kids. As Elena tries to navigate love and intimacy in the digital age, the kids help her come to a better understanding of her own self as she helps them on their journey to self-discovery. They develop a bond that strikes a balance between the old world and the new and to realize that we are all more than 140 characters on a screen.


TECH SPECS

Runtime: 79 minutes
Format: 1:78 Flat (HD)
Sound: Dolby Sr.
Country: USA
Language: English


CAST & CREW

Directed by: Livia De Paolis
Starring: Sonia Braga, Miles Chandler, Christine Ebersole, Diane Guerrero, Carol Kane and Livia De Paolis


AWARDS, FESTIVALS, PUBLICITY

Official Selection — Genart Film Festival

Diane Guerrero Interview
Huffington Post

…honest and heartfelt exploration of relationships…
GaloMagazine.com 

Audio Interview: ‘Emoticon’ Director/Co-Writer/Actor Livia de Paolis
Cinemit.com 

…flirts with some interesting things to say about the shifting nature of identity and how it’s tethered to other groups…
SharedDarkness.com 

…serves as a perfect example of why we need more feminine directorial voices in the world of cinema…
SmellsLikeScreenSpirit.com 

…It is interesting to see such a varied family construct…
ThePioneer 

…Now In Theaters…
Remezcla.com 

…Provocative, Caring Look at Intimacy’s New Hurdles…
NewMoviesNewYork.com

…the cast performs well, the camera work is awesome and the physical turmoil these characters go through is well done…
ReviewFix.com

Interview With Director of Emoticon  Livia De Paolis
Deadline Hollywood 

…Parents need to know that Emoticon explores how technology and social media affect our relationships…
CommonSenseMedia.org

…What comes through most strongly is the filmmaker’s sincerity…
TrustMovies

Status Update: Livia De Paolis on EMOTICON 
Filmmaker Magazine

…De Paolis’ directorial debut works well as a subtle contemplation of family…
Jesther Entertainment

…Smiley faces on the big screen…
La Voce di New York

…boasts some genuinely effective, understated moments…
Frank Scheck, Film Journal International

MXDWN reviews ‘Emoticon ;)’
MXDWN

…relatively timeless tale about the nature of family…
The Dissolve

…agreeable family drama…
Inkoo Kang, Los Angeles Times

…the defining evolutionary change of our era…
Neil Genzlinger, New York Times

Exclusive: Technology Plays a Big Role in Love and Family in Heartfelt Trailer for ‘Emoticon ;)’ – Ziyad Saadi, IndieWire

Emoticon  will be released this summer– LA Times

Emoticon actress discusses film debut – Indiewire

“‘Emoticon’ explores love and intimacy in the digital age…” – examiner

“Recently showcased as the opening night film of the GenArts Film Festival, Emoticon should find some traction…” Hollywood Reporter

“‘Emoticon’ flirts with some interesting things to say…” – Shockya

Emoticon  aims to crack the code of modern communication – Candice Frederick, Reel Talk Online