Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #40: Scott Coffey Explores the Myth of the American Dream and Artistic Aspirations in 'Adult World'

Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #40: Scott Coffey Explores the Myth of the American Dream and Artistic Aspirations in 'Adult World'
Scott Coffey has had a 30-year-long career as an actor, appearing in films such as "Mulholland Dr." and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," as well as in his directorial debut "Ellie Parker" in 2005. This year Coffey adds a second film to his directing filmography with "Adult World," starring Emma Roberts as an aspiring poet who takes up a job in a sex shop, and John Cusack, as a punk poet. The film, which was inspired by the satirical tone of Alexander Payne's "Citizen Ruth," comments on the replacement of the American Dream with youth's current struggle for fame. What it's about: Amy Anderson graduates college convinced she's going to be a famous American poet. Unemployed and desperate for work, she takes a job in an adult book and video store. Meanwhile, she stalks her mentor, the famous punk poet Rat Billings. About the filmmaker: I was an actor in my
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