CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023

Sell By

Year: 2019
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 94 minutes

Sell By
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This romantic comedy for the Instagram-era zigzags among the various romantic dalliances of a group of friends living and hustling in New York City. The film focuses on gay couple Adam and Marklin. One is a frustrated painter working for a celebrity artist (a riotous cameo by Patricia Clarkson), while the other is a wildly successful fashion influencer. Their income disparity is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to their tricky relationship woes. There’s also Cammy, who’s dating a man who is secretly homeless, Haley, who may very well be dating her own student, and Elizabeth, who’s getting a surprise divorce after 15 years of marriage. SELL BY is a debut feature armed with an incisive gem of a screenplay that shines a light on the intricacies of dating in the 21st century and signals the arrival of an exciting new voice to the genre. Often slyly funny, this under-the-radar dazzler is a smart and refreshing comic romp. — R.J.T.

CIFF44 Screenings

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 4:05 PM

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 9:20 AM

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 10:00 PM

Near West Theatre

Friday, March 27, 2020 at 6:15 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No


American Independents Competition


Mike Doyle

Mandy Ward, Ellyn Vander Wyden, Kaolin Bass

Mike Doyle

Ludovic Littee

Michael Berenbaum

Principal Cast
Scott Evans, Augustus Prew, Kate Walsh, Patricia Clarkson, Michelle Buteau, Zoe Chao, Colin Donnell

Film Contact

Community Partner

North Coast Men's Chorus

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