Screening of Stella's Last Weekend, & Interview of Polly Draper
Monday November 5 at
In an era where female directors are having their overdue moment, filmmaker & actress Polly
has been leading the charge for decades. She wrote, directed and stars in her next film, STELLA'S
WEEKEND, (you can view the trailer here) hitting theaters soon.
Known to millions as the Emmy-nominated star of 80s tv hit THIRTYSOMETHING, Draper
an instant sensation with the creation of THE NAKED BROTHERS BAND for which she wrote,
starred in and produced for Nickelodeon, starring her two young kids at the time, Nat Wolff & Alex
Brothers was a family affair with her husband serving as co-ep and music advisor, launching one of the most
successful series ever on Nickelodeon. New York Times articles on the show here: A
TV Family Bound by Blood and a Band & Famous
for Playing Rock Stars.
After the success of Naked Brothers, Draper stepped out of the limelight for a while to raise her kids,
who are now
successful actors in their own right, continuing to work a bit off-Broadway, writing scripts, and appearing
such as Obvious Child and Side Effects.
She is back in full effect as the writer/director & star of STELLA'S
LAST WEEKEND, also starring her real-life sons, Nat Wolff & Alex Wolff.
The film is a sweet family story about brothers Jack (Nat) and Oliver (Wolff) who reunite at their
childhood home to
put their beloved dog, Stella, to sleep. While their unconventional mother (Draper) plans an extravagant
celebration of Stella's life, Jack and Oliver are blindsided when they discover they are both in love with
Fun fact is the Wolff/Draper family adopted the dog in the film, prior to start of production.
The event will include a screening of the the film Stella's Last Weekend, followed by an in person
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