|Directed by||Paul Harrill|
|Produced by||Ashley Maynor|
|Written by||Paul Harrill|
|Music by||Eric V. Hachikian|
|Edited by||Jennifer Lilly|
Plot and Production
The film tells the story of Peggy, a seemingly typical Southern newlywed, who gradually transforms into a spiritual seeker, quietly threatening the closest relationships around her.
Something, Anything had its "co-world premiere" at the Wisconsin Film Festival and the Sarasota Film Festival with the first screening April 5, 2014 at the Wisconsin Film Festival. Later festival screenings included the Edinburgh International Film Festival, BAMcinemaFest, Austin Film Festival, and Nashville Film Festival.
After premiering at festivals in 2014, the film was one of the first films selected by the Independent Filmmaker Project to have a one-week run in New York City via IFP's Screen Forward platform. The film ran in New York City January 9–15, 2015.
Upon its release in January 2015, Something, Anything was named a "Critics' Pick" by Jeannette Catsoulis of The New York Times and Zachary Wigon of The Village Voice. Michal Oleszczyk, writing for RogerEbert.com, gave the film three and a half stars (out of four) and called it a work of "theological humility and simple, unforgettable beauty." The Dissolve's Matthew Dessem called it "remarkable" and gave it the site's first "Essential Viewing" tag of 2015. Justin Chang in his Variety review called the film a "quietly assured writing-directing debut." Time Out's Joshua Rothkopf, meanwhile, dissented, giving the film two stars (out of five).
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- Catsoulis, Jeannette. Finding Her Way Back in Small, Slow Steps The New York Times.
- Wigon, Zachary. Something, Anything. The Village Voice.
- Oleszczyk, Michal. Something, Anything. RogerEbert.com.
- Dessem, Matthew. Something, Anything. The Dissolve.
- Tobias, Scott. Knoxville-based director Paul Harrill talks about the regional spirit that infuses Something, Anything. The Dissolve.
- Chang, Justin. Film Review: Something, Anything. Variety.
- Rothkopf, Joshua. Something, Anything. Time Out.
- Something, Anything – Rotten Tomatoes