Margaret Rockland is as depressed as the ubiquitous Christmas carols are cheerful when she returns to the Washington DC suburb of her childhood for a reunion. The wild bunch she grew up with have settled into respectable family life. Adding insult to injury, her former boyfriend is engaged to the most bourgeois blonde on the East Coast. Margaret reacts by diving into a drinking and drugs marathon. With two remaining fellow souls, she roams the suburban no man’s land and ends up in an incomparable adventure with kidnapping, extortion, misunderstandings and clumsy violence as basic ingredients. 

Lost Holiday is a road movie about rebels who refuse to grow up, but can’t go anywhere. The title refers to the novel The Lost Weekend, Charles Jackson’s alcoholics classic, but the plot is more reminiscent of satirical detectives by Kinky Friedman.

 

Filmmaker
Michael Kerry Matthews, Thomas Matthews
Premiere
International premiere
Country
USA
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
75’
Language
English
Producer
Michael Kerry Matthews, Thomas Matthews
Sales
Visit Films
Writer
Michael Kerry Matthews, Thomas Matthews
Cinematography
Donavan Sell
Editor
Kate Ennis
Production Design
Paige Mitchell
Music
James Iha
Cast
Emily Mortimer, William Jackson Harper, Kate Lyn Sheil, Joshua Leonard, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Thomas Matthews, Keith Poulson