The Toe Tactic

Directed by Emily Hubley

Year: 2008
Running Time: 84
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: U.S.
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The Toe Tactic

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Composed by Yo La Tengo
Directed by Emily Hubley


Available soon, street date September 1

Writer-director-animator Emily Hubley’s feature length debut The Toe Tactic is a “highly emotional fable” (Gillian Reagan, New York Observer) that imaginatively fuses live action and animation (in the style Hubley memorably brought to life in Hedwig and the Angry Inch).

A light-hearted and perceptive exploration of memory, regret and the nature of reality itself, The Toe Tactic follows Mona Peek (Lily Rabe) on an impulsive visit to her abandoned suburban childhood home. There, her lonely life is shaken by a flood of grief for her dead father and nostalgia for the world the two shared in decades gone by. A lost wallet and a buried bone become the keys to a playfully fractured reality of talking dogs, a single mom, her son, his piano teacher, an amorous elevator man, an eccentric dowager, and the intricate web of secrets, longings and intersections that connects them.

Featuring Kevin Corrigan (Henry Fool), Mary Kay Place (Big Love), and Daniel London (Old Joy), the voice talents of Eli Wallach (The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly), Andrea Martin (SCTV), and David Cross (Arrested Development), and a compelling soundtrack by indie band Yo La Tengo, the “free-associative, good-humored surrealism” (A.O. Scott, The New York Times) of The Toe Tactic heralds a truly independent and enchanting filmmaking vision.

2008 USA 84 min. Color Letterboxed (1.85:1) Enhanced for 16x9 TVs

ORCHARD PICTURES, HUBBUB Inc., GIGANTIC PICTURES and THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York, in association with HERMETIC PICTURES and CHICKEN & EGG PICTURES present THE TOE TACTIC a film by Emily Hubley
LILY RABE XANDER BERKELEY KEVIN CORRIGAN SAKINA JAFFREY DANIEL LONDON JANE LYNCH
NOVELLA NELSON and MARY KAY PLACE
casting LAURA ROSENTHAL ALI FARRELL
production design ALETA SHAFFER
editor RAY HUBLEY
cinematographer Andrij Parekh
sound design ELIZA PALEY
music YO LA TENGO
animation directed and designed by Emily Hubley
animation by Emily Hubley Jeremiah Dickey
executive producers BRIAN DEVINE JASON ORANS
executive producer DAVID RAYMOND
produced by Jen Small Emily Hubley
written and directed by Emily Hubley
© Tactical Toe, LLC 2008

Reviews

“Free-associative, good-humored surrealism...” - A.O.Scott, The New York Times



Awards

    • OFFICIAL SELECTION NEW DIRECTORS / NEW FILMS
    • OFFICIAL SELECTION SXSW FILM FESTIVAL

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