Mr. Fixit

Director: Topper Lilien
Screenwriters: Topper Lilien

Institute History

  • 1989 Sundance Film Festival


A forty-year-old man suffers the disquieting realization that he and his wife communicate more effectively over the phone than in person. To prove their relationship (and to prove a point), he builds a wall through the center of their house, thereby making the phone their only means of contact. Although he clearly misses his wife, he waits for her to make the first move and start tearing down the wall. Her reaction is not quite what he had in mind—but it’s a start.

Screening Details

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