42 Seconds Of Happiness
A circle of friends reunite for a weekend away to celebrate the same-sex wedding of a member of their group. Despite their best efforts to behave, a series of surprise plans, unexpected arrivals, and exposed secrets lead to an explosion of drama that cannot be contained — especially when coupled with the flammable combination of hurt feelings, unresolved tensions, and copious wine. “42 Seconds of Happiness” is the feature directorial debut of Christina Kallas, a screenwriter-producer, book author, and adjunct professor of film at Columbia University. Her writing credits include the feature films “Mothers” (2010), which was selected as the Macedonian Oscar® entry for Best Foreign-Language Film, and “The Commissioner” (1998), starring John Hurt and Armin Mueller-Stahl, which appeared in competition at the Berlin Film Festival. “42 Seconds” is a product of the Kallas-founded Writers Improv Studio, which focuses on the art of improvisation as a method for writing.