Mr. Roosevelt

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Mr. Roosevelt
Mr. Roosevelt.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byNoël Wells
Produced by
Written byNoël Wells
Music byRyan Miller
CinematographyDagmar Weaver-Madsen
Edited byTerel Gibson
  • Beachside
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Distributed byPaladin
Release date
  • March 12, 2017 (2017-03-12) (SXSW)
  • October 27, 2017 (2017-10-27) (United States)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States

Mr. Roosevelt is an American comedy film written and directed by Noël Wells in her directorial debut. It stars Wells, Nick Thune, Britt Lower, Daniella Pineda, Andre Hyland, Doug Benson, Armen Weitzman and Sergio Cilli.

The film had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 12, 2017. It was released on October 27, 2017, by Paladin.


Emily Martin (Noël Wells) returns to her hometown and attempts to come to terms with her past, while staying with her ex-boyfriend (Nick Thune) and his new girlfriend (Britt Lower).



In March 2016, it was announced Noël Wells would write, direct, and star in the film.[1] She plays a struggling comedian in Los Angeles who returns home to Austin, Texas.[2] Production on the film took place in Austin, Texas and was shot on 16mm film.[3][4] Ryan Miller composed the film's score.[5] The house she stayed in is at 5010 Duval Street in central Austin.


The film had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 12, 2017,[6][7] receiving a standing ovation from the audience in attendance.[8][9] Shortly after, Paladin and Netflix acquired U.S. distribution rights to the film.[10] It was released on October 27, 2017.[11] In December 26, 2017 the film was released on Netflix.


  1. ^ "Lead Roles in Noël Wells' Film "Burying Mr. Roosevelt"". Claim Fame. March 22, 2016. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  2. ^ Derschowitz, Jessica (2017-03-17). "SXSW Breakout Noël Wells on Her Directorial Debut, 'Mr. Roosevelt'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  3. ^ Duttweiler, Darcie (October 26, 2017). "NOËL WELLS ON "MR. ROOSEVELT"". Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  4. ^ Cordy, Sean (March 15, 2017). "SXSW: The Cast of 'Mr. Roosevelt' Won't Accept Mediocrity in Comedy". Cut Print Film. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  5. ^ "Noël Wells 'Mr. Roosevelt' to Feature Music by Ryan Miller". FilmMusicReporter. February 21, 2017. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  6. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (March 8, 2017). "SXSW 2017 Lineup: 'Baby Driver', 'Free Fire', 'Muppet Guys Talking' & Docus That Matter In Trump Era". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  7. ^ "Mr. Roosevelt". South by Southwest. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  8. ^ Robinson, Joanna (March 13, 2017). "With Mr. Roosevelt, Noël Wells Moves Away from "Comedy Dinosaurs" Like S.N.L." Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  9. ^ Hipes, Patrick (March 10, 2017). "'Mr. Roosevelt': First Look At 'SNL' Alum Noël Wells' Directing Debut". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  10. ^ McNary, Dave (August 24, 2017). "Noel Wells' Comedy 'Mr. Roosevelt' Gets Theatrical Release (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  11. ^ Crust, Kevin (September 1, 2017). "A guide to every movie being released this fall". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 3, 2017.

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