FAT is an independent, locally produced film with a rocking soundtrack that also boasts all Boston-local bands. FAT premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and it makes its Boston premiere at Independent Film Festival Boston!
“Powered by an utterly fearless, tour-de-force performance by Mel Rodriguez, FAT is a bracingly personal inventory of the indignities of battling obesity. Making his feature directorial debut, comedian Mark Phinney has adapted a series of autobiographical essays into an unflinching portrait of a life consumed by a compulsive and tragically self-destructive relationship with food. Often deeply discomfiting, FAT is also darkly funny, and above all, a film of remarkable emotional honesty.
Support Boston independent cinema and buy your tickets now:
April 25th, 9:45PM
The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge MA
|behind the scenes photo
from the set!
Sophia appears in the film as Gina in a small speaking role in the film appearing opposite Mel Rodriguez as Ken.
Ken is a man that won’t change his ways. Addicted to food, and bad health in general, he is headed on a one way path to an early grave. Despite help from his friends, he does what he wants, until a chance encounter that might just give him the motivation he needs. Fat is a funny, and dramatic look at food addiction. It is an unflinching story based on Mark Phinney’s own experiences and writings on the subject.