A.C.O.D. follows Carter (Adam Scott), a seemingly well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce. Having survived the madness of his parents’ (Richard Jenkins and Catherine O’Hara) divorce, Carter now has a successful career and supportive girlfriend (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). But when his younger brother (Clark Duke) gets engaged, Carter is forced to reunite his bitterly divorced parents and their new spouses (Amy Poehler and Ken Howard) for the wedding, causing the chaos of his childhood to return including his wacky therapist (Jane Lynch). Director Stu Zicherman cowrote the screenplay with Ben Karlin.
The Film Arcade granted this special screening to the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival (BBLIFF), who is honoring A.C.O.D.’s composer, Nick Urata, with the Film Music Award of Excellence the previous evening.
Urata shared this about his experience:
“As I got to know Stu Zuckerman and Ben Carlin, who wrote the film, I learned they had been struggling for 10 years to bring the story to life. It was such a thrill to see a first-time director gracefully navigate all the pitfalls of an Indie film and end up with a triumphant trip to Sundance. You form very intense relationships on these projects and I now consider Stu like a brother.”
Nick Urata will receive the Film Music Award of Excellence the evening of September 20, 2013 at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center. Presenting the award will be Phil Gallo, a senior correspondent for Billboard magazine, where he writes about the music industry, film and television projects and artists. Gallo is co-author of the book “Record Store Days” and has written about music for more than 25 years for publications such as Daily Variety, the Los Angeles Times and LA Weekly.