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EXCLUSIVE: Teaser Trailer & Poster for Tribeca Entry Rid of Me: A "Low Budget Mean Girls for Adults"

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood April 6, 2011 at 7:16AM

Writer-director James Westby's Rid of Me is a black comedy featuring Katie O'Grady as a young married woman on a journey through embarrassment, emotional breakthroughs and rediscovery. The film will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 22. The synopsis and poster are also below:
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Writer-director James Westby's Rid of Me is a black comedy featuring Katie O'Grady as a young married woman on a journey through embarrassment, emotional breakthroughs and rediscovery. The film will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 22. The synopsis and poster are also below:

SYNOPSIS: From writer/director James Westby (Film Geek, The Auteur) comes RID OF ME, a black comedy that follows Meris, an awkward young woman trying too hard to perfect her marriage, amongst a new group of friends. With a breakthrough lead performance by Katie O'Grady, and an ensemble that includes Art Alexakis (of Everclear) and Theresa Russell (Black Widow, Bad Timing), RID OF ME follows Meris’ rejection from the cool crowd down a path towards truth and salvation which includes a job at a local candy shop, a group of punk friends, community gardening and a newfound love for Cambodian rock music.


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.