AIFF on the Small Screen: Echo Park

Echo Park
Find it on: Netflix

Feature | 89 minutes
Director: Amanda Marsalis
Year: AIFF2015
Country: USA

Sophie (Mamie Gummer) leaves her seemingly perfect yet predictable life in Beverly Hills, and tries to get some perspective by moving to Echo Park, a gentrified neighborhood of artists and young professionals mixed with working-class Latino families and elderly pensioners. She meets Alex (Tony Okungbowa), a British expat musician who is giving up his bohemian existence to move back to London for a high-paying corporate job. The two are inexplicably drawn to each other as they explore and discover the charms of Echo Park and its residents. As Alex’s departure draws near, their connection to each other and their eclectic neighborhood forces them to reassess where they belong.