Alice Stands Up [SCREENPLAY]
"One of the best scripts I've read." ~ Sally Kirkland
Article:'Alice Stands Up'
Writer/ director Brent Roske recently teamed with the actress with “African Chelsea.”
'Alice' is about a woman who has to go into the workforce late in life, learning everything from using a GPS system to delivering pizzas.
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HOLLYWOOD REPORTER 1/17/02
Sally Kirkland to Star in Indie 'Alice Stands Up' (Exclusive)
Writer and director Brent Roske recently teamed with the actress for the short film “African Chelsea.”
Sally Kirkland will star in the independent movie Alice Stands Up, according to writer and director Brent Roske.
Kirkland and Roske recently worked together on the short film African Chelsea, which has been well received at several festivals. At the Santa Catalina Film Festival, Roske was named best director for the short.
Roske says he wrote the heart-warming drama Alice Stands Up with Kirkland in mind after they had a good experience together on the 2011 short film. “I realized during African Chelsea how much I wanted to work with her again,” says Roske, “so I wrote Alice Stands Up for her and only her.”
The new film is about a woman who has to go into the workforce late in life after an investment made by her late husband goes bust. The character, Alice, has never worked before. She has to learn about everything from how to use a GPS system to how to do sales pitches as she survives jobs like delivering pizza and doing door-to-door sales. At the same time Alice is mending relationships with her daughter and autistic son.
“I laughed on almost every page,” says Kirkland. “Brent pitched it to me as a drama but I think its very, very funny. He’s an actor’s director and really lets you discover the scene and play.”