I Love My Dad Screens at Greenville Drive-In | Film & TV | Hudson Valley | Chronogram Magazine
We love the Greenville Drive-In, a reborn 1959 Greene County jewel that presents classic family flicks as well as recent indie films outside and under the stars. An example of the latter movie genre is I Love My Dad, a new comedy starring Patton Oswalt that will screen on July 28 in a copresentation with the Woodstock Film Festival.

Inspired by writer/director/star James Morosini’s true life experience, I Love My Dad follows Chuck (Oswalt), an estranged father who desperately wants to reconnect with his depressive son, Franklin (Morosini). Blocked on social media and concerned for his son’s life, Chuck impersonates a waitress (Claudia Sulewski) online and starts checking in with Franklin. But things begin to spiral when Franklin falls for this imaginary girl and wants nothing more than to meet her in person, as it becomes clear that Chuck has inadvertently “catfished” his own son.


After Morosini’s micro-budget feature Threesomething was distributed in 2018, real-life events transpired that would serve as his inspiration to write the award-winning script for I Love My Dad, which he directed last year and world premiered in 2022 at SXSW, where it took home both the Grand Jury Award and the Audience Award.

I Love My Dad will be shown at the Greenville Drive-In in Greenville on July 28 at 9pm. The movie is rated R. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from the theater’s website.

Peter Aaron

Peter Aaron is the arts editor for Chronogram.
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