Diane

New York Times Critics' Pick
96 mins.
Directed by Kent Jones
NR
2019

For Diane (Mary Kay Place), everyone else comes first. Generous but with little patience for self-pity, she spends her days checking in on sick friends, volunteering at her local soup kitchen, and trying valiantly to save her troubled, drug-addicted adult son (Jake Lacy) from himself.

But beneath her relentless routine of self-sacrifice, Diane is fighting a desperate internal battle, haunted by a past she can’t forget and which threatens to tear her increasingly chaotic world apart.

Built around an extraordinary, fearless performance from Mary Kay Place, the narrative debut from Kent Jones is a profound, beautifully human portrait of a woman rifling through the wreckage of her life in search of redemption.


"Buoyed by a movie lover’s wish list of warmly familiar female faces, DIANE, the remarkable new film from the writer and director Kent Jones, is in part a meditation on dying that feels wondrously alive." Jeannette Catsoulis. A New York Times Critic's Pick!