Ryan lives in Brooklyn and looks for a job, maybe in social media or something.
He sits around the house, wanders New York City, and questions the
point of his existence. Bridging experimental and narrative form,
Lily is like attending a live string quartet concert that explodes
into the visual field. The film flits to the future
and past and back while an original score,
written in the style of Béla Bartók,
tells its own piece of the story.
Draped in kaleidoscopic imagery
and crackling with dark humor,
Lily in the Grinder probes sex,
death, and time.
a human life
is a static
that cannot be said to truly begin or end?
What if we already are everything we will ever be?
Watch in a theater, it's way better! Learn more about hosting an event with Lily in the Grinder.
▾ View past screenings ▾
Beinten film festival
Molodost Movie Center, Pyschino (near Moscow), Russia
November 7 at 7pm
Hamilton Film Festival
Factory Media Centre, 228 James Street N
November 6 at 7pm
Zero Film Festival
SOHO House, 29-35 9th Ave
New York, NY
November 6 at 7:30pm
Pictoclick Film Festival
Delancey Street Screening Theater, 600 Embarcadero Street
San Francisco, CA
Burbank Marriott Convention Center, 2500 N. Hollywood Way
November 8 at 5:30pm
Big Apple film festival
Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St
New York, NY
November 9 at noon
Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival
Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave
Hood River, OR
November 7 at 10pm
About the film
- Shabbat Dinner, a short film directed by Michael Morgenstern in 2012.
- Everythingis|Film, the film's production company, based in San Francisco and also operating in Los Angeles and New York. Everythingis|Film produces commercials, music videos, and is in development on several indie features.
- Everythingis|Everything, Michael's blog.
Lily in the Grinder was filmed in the summer of 2013 and had its online release in September 2014. If you like the film, take a look at:
Lily in the Grinder began its life with three events: at Anthology Film Archives in NYC, Dolby Studios in SF, and on the Raleigh Studios backlot in LA. The best way to experience the film is in a theater, with a director Q&A and screening.
The director and cast/crew members are available to host live or remote Q&As, and we can help you host a beautiful Lily event. To get in touch, email [email protected].