Carrie Pilby (film)
Carrie Pilby is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Susan Johnson and written by Kara Holden and Dean Craig, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Caren Lissner. The film stars Bel Powley, Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrne, Jason Ritter, William Moseley, Vanessa Bayer, and Colin O'Donoghue. Principal photography on the film began on December 14, 2015 in New York City.
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|Directed by||Susan Johnson|
|Based on||Carrie Pilby
by Caren Lissner
|Music by||Michael Penn|
|Edited by||Phillip J. Bartell|
|Distributed by||The Orchard|
It was screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was released in a limited release on March 31, 2017, before being released through video on demand on April 4, 2017, by The Orchard.
On June 17, 2013, it was announced that Braveart Films' producer Susan Johnson would make her directorial debut with the adaptation of the coming-of-age novel Carrie Pilby written by Caren Lissner, and the film would be produced by Suzanne Farwell and Susan Cartsonis of Storefront Pictures. Hailee Steinfeld was previously attached to play the titular role in the film, whose script was written by Kara Holden and Dean Craig. Steinfeld dropped out due to scheduling conflicts and was replaced by indie film star Bel Powley. Articles about the film noted its largely female production team, female head writer and female director.
The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2016. In November 2016, The Orchard acquired U.S distribution rights to the film. The film was released on March 31, 2017 in limited release in six theaters, and then became available through video on demand on April 4, 2017. The film was the most-watched iTunes film in the independent films category for the first three weeks of its release, then held third place during the fourth week.  The film won positive reviews from the  Roger Ebert website and other film review outlets.
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