When Jeff Tried to Save the World

Film Info
Film Type:Narrative Feature
Special Events
Themes:Comedy
Drama
Release Year:2018
Runtime:93 min
Rating:Suitable for Most Audiences
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Subtitles:No
Website:http://www.whenjeffmovie.com
Facebook:www.facebook.com/whenjeffmovie
Twitter:https://www.twitter.com/whenjeffmovie
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Kendall Goldberg
Cast:Jon Heder
Anna Konkle
Maya Erskine
Steve Berg
Jim O'Heir
Producer(s):Shane Simmons
Kendall Goldberg
Jimmy Seargeant
Screenwriter:Kendall Goldberg
Rachel Borgo
Executive Producer(s):Cary Goldberg
Lisa Grant
Chicago Media Angels
Abby Pucker
Kristian Pentti
Martin Rodahl
Scott Carmel

Description

Centerpiece Screening - 10/17 at The Toby at Newfields

Jeff (Jon Heder) is the manager of an old-school bowling alley called Winky’s World. When Jeff’s boss Sheila (Candi Milo) tells him that her soon-to-be ex-husband Carl (Jim O’Heir) is selling Winky’s, he takes matters into his own hands. In hopes of sparking nostalgia within Carl, Jeff throws a party at the bowling alley in homage to its opening celebration. Jeff struggles to hide Winky's World from his family who, for years, believed Jeff was putting his computer engineering degree to use. He can no longer ignore his mother’s constant phone calls when his sister Lindy (Anna Konkle) and her med-school roommate Samantha (Maya Erskine) show up to his apartment unannounced. With little help from the other employees — Stanford (Brendan Meyer), Carl’s nephew and junior staff member; Frank (Steve Berg), the resident fix-it guy; Raul (Richard Esteras), the soft-spoken bartender — Jeff is forced to face the reality that his life as he knows it may slip out of his grip. A secret hidden within the walls of the building may be exactly what it takes to keep the ball rolling when the lanes begin to look more like a maze than ever before.


Jon Heder and Director Kendall Goldberg are scheduled to attend the Wednesday 10/17 screening at The Toby.


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