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Butter

Butter

USA, 2011, 91 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: American Indie, Comedy
Programs: Contemporary World Cinema, Special Presentations
Language: English

DIRECTOR: Jim Field Smith
Producer: Michael De Luca, Jennifer Garner, Juliana Janes, Alissa Phillips
Editor: Matt Garner, Dan Schalk
Screenwriter: Jason Micallef
Cinematographer: Jim Denault
Principal Cast: Olivia Wilde, Hugh Jackman, Ashley Greene, Jennifer Garner, Alicia Silverstone, Ty Burrell, Rob Corddry, Kristen Schaal
US Distributor: RADius/Weinstein Co.

MUST END Thursday, October 18th!
35mm presentation - A tale of competition at its most cut-throat, BUTTER surveys the raw ambition of Laura Pickler (Jennifer Garner), the wife of Bob Pickler (Ty Burrell), Iowa's long-reigning champion butter carver. For 15 years, Laura has relished her high-profile role as the beautiful, loyal helpmate to her affable, artistically gifted husband. But when Bob is pressured to retire and allow someone else a chance at glory, an indignant Laura decides to enter the competition herself. She is first in line on sign-up day, only to see her odds of victory fall below 100% with the arrival of an unlikely yet formidable contender: 10-year-old Destiny (Yara Shahidi), the African-American foster child of local couple Julie and Ethan (Alicia Silverstone and Rob Corddry). And that's not all. Bob's would-be mistress, bad-girl stripper Brooke (Olivia Wilde), also declares her candidacy, as does his #1 fan, Carol-Ann (Kristen Schaal). Facing three opponents, mocked by her stepdaughter Kaitlen (Ashley Greene) and furious with her husband, Laura resolves to do whatever it takes to win. And if that means resorting to sabotage--and recruiting her dim-witted former boyfriend Boyd (Hugh Jackman) as a co-conspirator--then so be it.

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