Song of Back and Neck


Philadelphia Premiere
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 7 PM
Location: Ritz East

Director: Paul Lieberstein
Genre: Narrative Feature
Country: USA
Year: 2018
Running Time: 1 hr 25 min
Language: English

General Admission: $15
Seniors: $13
Students: $7 (*for our rules and regulations on Student tickets, click HERE)

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Fred (Paul Lieberstein, The Office) is dismissed, disrespected, and pushed around by everyone in his life – from the upstart partner at his father’s family law firm where Fred works as a paralegal to the back and neck specialist he consults about his debilitating chronic pain. At the recommendation of the firm’s new client, Regan (Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married), Fred finds temporary relief – and a unique ability he never knew he had – through acupuncture. However, neither his unexpected stint as a celebrity of the Chinese-American community nor a possible affair with Regan solves Fred’s true problem: his inability to stand up for himself.

Lieberstein shines as the director, screenwriter, and star of this quirky, heartwarming comedy about coming to terms with our shortcomings and conquering adulthood with honesty and grace.

Followed by a post-film happy hour at Positano Coast.

Special Guests: Sam Adams, film critic and writer; Paul Lieberstein, writer, director, and star of SONG OF BACK AND NECK; Jennifer Prediger, producer of SONG OF BACK AND NECK


For Fans of:

  • Paul Feig
  • Paul Lieberstein
  • Quirky comedies
  • Rom-coms
  • Rosemarie DeWitt
  • The Office

Official Selection:

  • Tribeca Film Festival


  • “A ridiculous (in a good way), oddly moving portrait of being stuck in a 25-year rut.” (Brandon Katz, New York Observer)