Momma's Man


Bumped from a flight back to Los Angeles and the life, wife, and infant daughter that await him there, Mikey (Matt Boren) returns to his childhood home, a cluttered, cocoon-like Manhattan loft presided over by his bohemian parents. 'You can stay here as long as you want,' Mikey's mother tells him. But in Azazel Jacobs' Momma's Man, what begins as a respite from adult responsibility becomes a premature mid-life crisis. Re-installed in a household saturated with two generations of bric-a-brac evoking days gone by, Mikey starts to regress and drift back to an awkward youth he never outgrew. (Kino Lorber)


"Writer-director Jacobs cast his real life parents, artist Flo Jacobs and underground film legend Ken Jacobs ("Star Spangled to Death"), as Mikey's benevolent mother and father, and the Jacobs' family apartment as an archive of the unconscious where free floating anxiety renders Mikey a prisoner of his own nostalgia." - from the Distributor description

Filmed in New York City & Los Angeles

Shot on the Arriflex 416 Super 16mm

"Even though it was clear the film was to be made on a low budget, the decision to shoot on Super 16mm was an easy one."
-- No Budget Film School

Budget: N/A


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