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COUP D’ETAT is the story of Tatiana Mills (Odeya Rush), a sixteen year-old American girl who becomes pen pals with Anton Vincent (Michael Caine), a notorious island nation dictator. When Anton is deposed by his own people, who finally rise up against centuries-long violent European imperialist rule, he unexpectedly seeks refuge in Tatiana’s suburban garage. There, he develops a grandfatherly relationship with the teen and her struggling single mom Darlene (Katie Holmes). As prospects for taking back his country dim, Anton shifts his focus to Tatiana’s high school life, making her a rebel in training and teaching her to rule her school. Ultimately his plans go too far, requiring Tatiana to rely on her own instincts, skills, and newfound confidence in order to overthrow Anton.

Q&A with expected guests Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse.


FRI, NOV 10 | 10:00 AM | Native Sons Hall

SAT, NOV 11 | 4:00 PM | JaM Cellars Ballroom

RUN TIME: 90 Mins
FILM PROGRAM: Lounge Features
DIRECTOR(s): Lisa Addario, Joe Syracuse
PRODUCER(s): Lucas Jarach, Robert Ogden Barnum, Jorge Garcia Castro, Coastal Film Studios
SCREENWRITER(s): Lisa Addario, Joe Syracuse
KEY CAST: Michael Caine, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Jason Biggs, Seth Green


Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse are married writer/directors. They have written screenplays for all major studios including Paramount, Fox, Sony, Dreamworks, and Universal. They have also sold television pilots to Fox and ABC. They wrote and directed Lover Girl which premiered in competition at the Toronto International Film Festival and Amateur Night which was released by Cinedigm in theaters and on demand.