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In Reality

Ann Lupo
Magnolia :: Narrative Features
Running Time:88:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
7:00 PM EST
Thursday, November 8
Station Main
4:00 PM EST
Friday, November 9
Jengo's Playhouse

Writer & Director: Ann Lupo
Co-Writer & Co-Director: Esteban Pedraza & Aaron Pryka
Producers: Holly Meehl & Ann Lupo
Cinematographer: Nadine Martinez
Starring: Ann Lupo, Miles G. Jackson, Kimiko Glenn

Ann is consumed by the fantasy of finding true love. Just when she thinks she’s found it, she is friend-zoned. The disappointment of rejection sends her into an obsessive downward spiral that tests the limits of her sanity and the strength of her closest friendship. In order to reclaim her bearings on reality, she confronts her overgrown fantasies by making a film about the experience. The result is a vulnerable, hilarious, and vibrantly stylized investigation of love.

Short Before the FeatureMarvin & Matilda Are Soap Bottles // Harris Gurny :: Two soap bottles go on a first date.


Ann Lupo is an award-winning filmmaker, producer, and actor. After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts she co-directed and co-produced DOCUMENTED, a feature documentary about Jose Antonio Vargas’ life growing up as an undocumented immigrant in America. The film premiered at AFI DOCS in 2013 and was distributed by CNN Films. As an editor her work ranges from U2 music videos to Ford F150 commercials to collaborations with Youtube personality Casey Neistat. In 2015 she began developing her first feature film, IN REALITY, which she went on to write, direct, produce, edit and star in. The film has won several awards on the 2018 festival circuit including the “Special Jury Mention” in the US Narrative category at Los Angeles Film Festival, “Best Narrative Feature” at Port Townsend Film Festival and the “Audience Choice Award” at Woods Hole Film Festival.