Daddy Longlegs (2009 film)

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Daddy Longlegs
Daddy Longlegs U.S. poster 2009.pdf
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Josh Safdie
Benny Safdie
Produced by Casey Neistat (Producer)
Tom Scott (Producer)
Andrew Spade (Executive)
Red Bucket Films (Co-producer)
Sophie Dulac Productions (Co-Producer)
Sam Lisenco (Co-Producer)
Michel Zana (Co-Producer)
Written by Josh Safdie
Benny Safdie
Ronald Bronstein
Starring Ronald Bronstein
Sage Ranaldo
Frey Ranaldo
Dakota Goldhor
Leah Singer
Cinematography Brett Jutkiewicz
Josh Safdie
Edited by Brett Jutkiewicz
Benny Safdie
Josh Safdie
Ronald Bronstein
Distributed by IFC Films
Release dates
  • May 16, 2009 (2009-05-16) (Cannes)
  • May 14, 2010 (2010-05-14) (United States)
Running time
97 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Daddy Longlegs is a 2009 American independent film directed by the New York based brothers Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie and produced by Tom Scott and Casey Neistat. It premiered at the 2009 Directors' Fortnight section of the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival, under the title Go Get Some Rosemary. It premiered in the United States at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in the non-competitive Spotlight section.[1] It premiered commercially via IFC Films, theatrically and on-demand, on May 14, 2010.[2]


Lenny, a divorced father and a projectionist at a Manhattan movie theater, spends two weeks with his young sons Sage and Frey.




The film was produced by Neistat Scott and Associates[4] and the production was through the New York City based film collective Red Bucket Films,[5] of which the Safdie brothers are founding members.[citation needed] Sage and Frey Ranaldo are sons of Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo, who has a cameo appearance,[3] and Leah Singer, who plays protagonist Lenny's ex-wife. The theater at which Lenny works is a combination of Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater (interiors) and the Cinema Village (exterior).[3]


Daddy Longlegs won the Fipresci (International Federation of Film Critics) Award at the 20th Annual Ljubljana International Film Festival.[citation needed] Ronald Bronstein won the Gotham Award in the category of Best Breakthrough Actor for his performance.[6] The film took home the John Cassavetes Award at the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards [7]


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