The Orchard announced today they will release the critically acclaimed film CARRIE PILBY theatrically in New York and Los Angeles on March 31, 2017; followed by a digital and On Demand release on April 4, 2017. CARRIE PILBY, which premiered to critical acclaim at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, stars Bel Powley (“Diary of a Teenage Girl”) and is based on the international best-seller by Caren Lissner. The film also stars Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrne, Vanessa Bayer, Colin O’Donoghue, William Moseley and Jason Ritter.
Pilby (Powley) is a genius who graduated Harvard at 18. Convinced that the world is populated by oversexed hypocrites, she has a hard time making sense of life as it relates to morality, relationships, sex and leaving her apartment. In an effort to coax Carrie out of her shell, her psychiatrist (Nathan Lane), makes a deceptively simple checklist of goals for her to achieve between Thanksgiving and the year’s end. Each goal brings Carrie closer to the understanding that humans, like books, can’t be judged by their covers. Produced by Suzanne Farwell, Susan Johnson, Susan Cartsonis, Brent Emery and Lisa Wolofsky, CARRIE PILBY was directed by Susan Johnson from a script by Kara Holden.