7 Chinese Brothers
Film - International Independents Filmfest 2015

7 Chinese Brothers

Directed by Bob Byington


Director: Bob Byington
Section: International Independents
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Tunde Adebimpe, Eleanore Pienta, Stephen Root, Olympia Dukakis


7 Chinese Brothers

Jason Schwartzman portrays Larry, an inebriated sad sack who rides a tide of booze onto the shores of an undiscriminating Quick-Lube. The only bright spot is probably his boss, Lupe. Will Larry keep it together long enough to win the girl, provide for his French bulldog (Schwartzman's real-life dog Arrow), laze about with his friend Major (Tunde Adebimpe of the Brooklyn based band TV on the Radio's), and do his cantankerous grandmother proud? 7 CHINESE BROTHERS is empathetic in tone, dry in humor. Schwartzman is in every scene and offers one of his most finely nuanced performances.
SXSW 2015

Show calendar


  • After the film: Q&A with producer Seana Flanagan

    Münchner Freiheit
  • After the film: Q&A with producer Seana Flanagan

    Münchner Freiheit

Meet the director

Bob Byington


Screenplay: Bob Byington
Director of Photography: Adam Ginsberg
Film Editor: Leah Marino
Composer: Chris Baio
Production Designer: Jake Kuykendall
Costume Design: Lily Walker
Sound: Greg Armstrong
Producer: Seana Flanagan
Production Company: 7CB LLC
Co-Producer: Nancy Schafer, Molly Christie Benson
Co-Production Company: 8750 Films
World Sales: Spotlight Pictures