The 40-Year-Old Version


New York playwright Radha Blank is in a funk. She thought by 40 she’d be published, married, and entertaining friends in a country cottage somewhere. But nope! 39 has found her single, overweight, living in a cramped Harlem studio apartment, teaching teens who barely respect her and mourning a mother, who as a painter, never rose out of obscurity. When Radha's best friend, theater agent Archie sets up a meeting between her and hot shot theater producer Josh Whiteman, it looks like her big break before the big 4-0 is imminent. But an explosive encounter between Radha and the producer leaves him in her choke-hold and the down-on-her-luck playwright's career in the toilet. With nothing left to lose, Radha decides to reinvent herself as rapper RadhaMUSprime. She recruits D, a Hip Hop producer from Brooklyn, to help her record "The 40-Year-Old Version,” a mixtape that will reclaim her voice as an artist once and for all. The 40-Year-OldVersion is a New York comedy that splices real life and fiction together in the journey of a woman moving through the NY theater and Hip Hop scenes in the hopes of finding artistic freedom and success.


As you use our Online Archives, please understand that the information presented from Festivals, Labs, and other activities is taken directly from official publications from each year. While this information is limited and doesn't necessarily represent the full list of participants (e.g. actors and crew), it is the list given to us by the main film/play/project contact at the time, based on the space restrictions of our publications. Each entry in the Online Archives is meant as a historical record of a particular film, play, or project at the time of its involvement with Sundance Institute. For this reason, we can only amend an entry if a name is misspelled, or if the entry does not correctly reflect the original publication. If you have questions or comments, please email [email protected]