Wild Canaries

Wild Canaries Release Date: February 25, 2015

Madcap murder mystery meets razor-sharp relationship comedy in Wild Canaries, a witty twist on the detective movie—think Nancy Drew run amok in present-day Brooklyn.

Husband and wife filmmaking team Sophia Takal and director Lawrence Michael Levine (Gabi on the Roof in July) star as recently engaged but perpetually bickering couple Barri and Noah. When their elderly downstairs neighbor suddenly kicks the bucket, the flighty Barri immediately suspects foul play.

Cue a hilariously harebrained investigation as Barri—outfitted in a Columbo­-style trench coat—enlists her secretly-in-love-with-her lesbian roommate (Arrested Development’s Alia Shawkat) to help her get to the bottom of the matter.

Parenthood’s Jason Ritter co-stars in this screwball whodunit, which crackles with zingy one-liners, a brassy retro score, and real romantic tension.

Watch the Wild Canaries trailer.

Wild Canaries Trailer

Starring: Sophia Takal,Lawrence Michael Levine,Alia Shawkat,Annie Parisse,Jason Ritter,Kevin Corrigan,Marylouise Burke,Lindsay Burdge,Eleonore Hendricks,Jennifer Kim,Kent Osborne,Bob Byington,Helen Merino,Khan Baykal,Donnetta Lavinia Grays
Genres: ComedyMysteryRomance
Directed By: Lawrence Michael Levine
Runtime: 96 minutes
Studio: IFC Films
MPAA Rating Unrated