Person to Person

Dustin Guy DefaUSA81 minutes201714AColourEnglish

Feb 18
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There's a fond familiarity to Dustin Guy Defa's ensemble comedy Person to Person, in which everyday people navigate all things big and small in New York City. It's a mild yet punctuated look at relationships between people that sparkle, flare, and fade out dramatically. The film features a stand-out performance from internet publishing sensation and fashion idol Tavi Gevinson, who plays a queer teen struggling with the revelation that she might be attracted to a boy and whether or not these feelings compromise her identity. The film is infused with an unspecified nostalgia, including Defa's love of vinyl LPs, which add a sense of whimsy to the plot. The interactions in Person to Person are smart and subtle, capturing moments in the lives of its characters (its actors include Abbi Jacobson, Michael Cera, and Philip Baker Hall) that are funny, aptly melancholic, and refreshingly normal.


Co-presented with MDFF.

Additional Credits

Dustin Guy Defa
Production Company
Human People, LLC
Michael Cera, Abbi Jacobson, Tavi Gevinson, Isiah Whitlock, Michaela Watkins, Philip Baker Hall, Olivia Lucciardi
Canadian Distributor
Films We Like
US Distributor
Magnolia Pictures