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Frieda's Turn (2015)

Frieda is a bawdy, outspoken grandma with a lust for life and no boundaries. As Frieda's issue-laden family gathers for her 76th birthday dinner, a "funny story" shines new light on a long ... See full summary »

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Jay J. Levy

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Jay J. Levy
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Cast

Credited cast:
Carolyn Hennesy ... Millie
Leslie Simms ... Frieda
Chuck Saculla ... Charlie
Jenna Heffernan ... Kara
Nathan Paul ... Steffen
Andrew Boyle ... Waiter
Samantha Levenshus ... Young Frieda (as Samantha Jordan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laura Clark Laura Clark ... Dinner Patron
Elester Latham ... Dinner Patron
Audrey Mitchell Audrey Mitchell ... Dinner Patron
F. Thomas Simpson F. Thomas Simpson ... Dinner Patron
Stephen Sloot Stephen Sloot ... Dinner Patron
Melissa von Siegel Melissa von Siegel ... Dinner Patron
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Frieda is a bawdy, outspoken grandma with a lust for life and no boundaries. As Frieda's issue-laden family gathers for her 76th birthday dinner, a "funny story" shines new light on a long buried issue. Written by Anonymous

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The Truth Comes Out In Unexpected Ways See more »

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Short | Comedy | Drama | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aunt Lena See more »

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Writer/director Jay J. Levy modeled the character of Frieda on his own grandmother, based on events in her life. "Frieda's Turn" is his most personal work to date. See more »

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Well done, funny and heartfelt
11 March 2016 | by swmcgeeSee all my reviews

Human and humorous, this character driven film packs many layers of family dynamics into its twelve minutes. In those twelve minutes, the film also achieves a satisfying narrative arc. Although there is certainly enough story-line in Frieda's Turn to merit a longer format, the director does a really nice job of boiling it down to its poetic essence. And combining that essence with some laugh out loud moments. It is tempting to go on about this film, but getting into more specifics would ruin the experience of seeing it for yourself. One last thing that can be said is that it is refreshing to see an "older" woman in a lead role and Leslie Simms as Frieda is fun to watch. See this movie and enjoy it!


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