Dinner and a Movie: Humpday

Volterra chef Don Curtiss crafts the food while you enjoy the 2009 Humpday, whose writer/director, Lynn Shelton, will be on hand for the dinner. Two straight dudes (Mark Duplass and Joshua Leonard) decide to shoot a sex movie, starring themselves, then dither about it as the clock ticks down to the bedroom scene. Duplass plays the married, settled Seattle yuppie of the pair, while Leonard’s shaggy ne’er-do-well arrives as the wandering, would-be artiste. Only he has nothing to show for his artistic ambitions, and these two are a decade past college. Both are questioning their paths in life, and paths not taken. The sex scene would shake things up, they figure; it’s an artistic dare, one last chance to connect with their inner boho. Duplass (The Puffy Chair) and Leonard (The Blair Witch Project) workshopped Shelton’s script with her, and their comfortably inhabited characters make this her most accomplished feature to date. (R) BRIAN MILLER

Sun., April 11, 5 p.m.; Sun., July 11, 5 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 10, 5 p.m., 2010

 
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