Moving On

1 hour 25 minutes


Maine Film Center

Maine Film Center, 93 Main Street, Waterville, Maine

Boasting a knockout cast headed by Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, MIFF Midlife Award winner Malcolm McDowell and Richard Roundtree, Moving On is very funny—and yes, also pretty darn serious. “Writer-director Paul Weitz wrote the sublime road comedy Grandma for Lily Tomlin, and now at the suggestion of Tomlin, he wrote a new film for both Lily and Jane Fonda… This is the kind of movie I love, independently made, using great actors in unexpected kinds of roles, running a tight no-fat 85 minutes, and being thoroughly entertaining with something to say as well”—Pete Hammond, Deadline. "Claire (Fonda) and Evvie (Tomlin) reconnect at the funeral of Joyce, their college roommate and bestie some 60 years past. Claire has an ulterior motive for attending; she has a score to settle with Howard (McDowell), Joyce’s widower. Mere moments after arriving at the service, she whispers in Howard’s ear that she’s going to kill him. With Claire’s benign veneer, it’s easy to mistake her threat semantically; but she’s apparently deadly serious. When she reveals her plan, Evvie decides to be her accomplice even knowing well Claire’s history of never following through with anything she sets out to do. Needless to say, misadventures ensue for this pair of inept avengers... Moving On is a caper of levity and intrigue, filled with colorful characters who just happen to be long in the tooth”—Martin Tasi, The Wrap.

Daily at 2:20; also Sat. and Sun. at 12:30

This film is eligible for the Youth Arts Access Fund.


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