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Seattle International Film Festival: Alan Cumming In “Any Day Now”

The Seattle Times
May 26 at SIFF: ‘Any Day Now,’
May 25, 2012

“Any Day Now”: Alan Cumming has never been nominated for an Oscar, but director Travis Fine‘s powerful, fact-based movie could be the breakthrough role that makes it happen.

Cumming is in his element as a late-1970s West Hollywood drag queen who raises an unwanted teenager (Isaac Leyva) with Down syndrome. His lover and partner in child-rearing is a closeted lawyer (the excellent Garret Dillahunt) who comes in handy when their arrangement is challenged in court.

Frances Fisher is perfection as a seen-it-all judge who registers the homophobia of the times while suggesting that she really does have the boy’s well-being at heart. But it’s Cumming, playing a broken man who wants to be the next Bette Midler, who demonstrates the possibilities in a character who is sometimes his own worst enemy.

6 p.m. May 26 at the Harvard Exit; also screening at 2:30 p.m. May 27 at the Harvard Exit. Fine is expected to attend both screenings.

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2 thoughts on “Seattle International Film Festival: Alan Cumming In “Any Day Now”

  1. I shall never understand how the acting world can so under estimate the talent that is Alan Cumming! He always brings his ‘A’ game and makes his co stars kick it up a notch.

    I cannot wait to see this film and from what I’ve been reading if he doesn’t get an Oscar nod/win then the industry truly has their collective heads where the sun don’t shine!

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