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Saturday, January 20 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Spotlight on "Better Things"

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SF Sketchfest is proud to salute Pamela Adlon and her amazing FX show “Better Things” with an in-person conversation & clips with Adlon and cast members Diedrich Bader (Rich), Greg Cromer (Jeff), Lucy Davis (Macy), Rebecca Metz (Tressa), and Alysia Reiner (Sunny), moderated by Kevin Pollak (who also plays her brother Marion on the show).
“Better Things” centers on Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), a single, working actor with no filter raising her three daughters, Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Hannah Alligood) and Duke (Olivia Edward) in Los Angeles. She’s mom, dad, referee and the cops. Sam also watches out for her mother, Phil (Celia Imrie), an English expatriate who lives across the street. Sam is flawed and fierce with her love for her daughters, and her own mother as well, sometimes heaping the love on when she feels guilty. Sam’s just trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters’ lives, have fun with a friend or two and also — just maybe — squeeze in some private time once in a while. $30

Performers
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Pamela Adlon

Raised in both New York and Los Angeles, Pamela Adlon has been acting since she was 12 years old. She made her film debut in "Grease 2" and has appeared on the big screen in "Say Anything," "Bed of Roses," "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane," "Sgt. Bilko," "Plump Fiction" and "Some Girl." Her television and animation credits are long and storied. Recent highlights include co-starring roles in USA’s "Playing House," NBC’s "Parenthood," and the upcoming Kerem Sanga directed film, "First Girl I Loved."Adlon is probably best known for her role as the unpredictable Marcy on Showtime’s "Californication" and has also won an Emmy® for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for her portrayal of Bobby Hill on Mike Judge’s animated series "King of the Hill." She also voices the role of Vidia in Disney’s "Tinker Bell" movies. Adlon starred on HBO’s "Lucky Louie," and also appeared on, wriote, and produced the FX series "Louie," for which she’s been nominated for 4... Read More →
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Greg Cromer

Greg Cromer is from St. Louis, Mo. He currently recurs as "Jeff" on "Better Things" F/X. Some past TV roles you may remember him from are on "Mad Men," "New Girl" and "Community" among others. He's also appeared in films such as Jason Bateman's "Bad Words" and Matthew Weiner's "Y... Read More →
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Lucy Davis

Lucy’s first job as an actress was at the age of 20, when she played Maria Lucas in the BBC/A&E adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. A few years later, she starred in the Golden Globe winning BBC comedy THE OFFICE, playing DAWN TINSLEY. Shortly after this she played DIANNE in Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright’s zombie movie SHAUN OF THE... Read More →
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Rebecca Metz

Rebecca Metz recurs in the critically acclaimed, award-winning F/X series “Better Things,” which was recently picked up for a third season. Rebecca returns as “Tressa,” talent manager and friend to Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon.) Before “Better Things,” she was best known for... Read More →
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Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak started as stand-up comedian in San Francisco and became a touring pro by age twenty. Later, Pollak’s role in Rob Reiner’s "A Few Good Men,” proved his ability to stand out on the big screen among cinematic heavyweights. The concept of comedian turned dramatic... Read More →
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Alysia Reiner

Alysia is best known for her role as Natalie "Fig" Figueroa on ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. Alysia won a SAG award as part of the amazing ensemble cast, she’s in all 5 binge-worthy seasons and is filming season 6 now.  Additionally Alysia plays Sunny in F/X's critical hit and Peadbody Award winning BETTER THINGS, brought to you by the inimitable Louie CK and Pamela Adlon, Season 2 on f/x now and season 1 is on HULU. And don't forget to look for her in recent/upcoming episodes of BROAD CITY, YOUNGER, and ODD MOM OUT... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94102

Attendees (85)