Interview: Franco, Armisen & Baena Discuss the Humor of “The Little Hours”

After making a splash as one of the opening night films at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Jeff Baena's The Little Hours is finally making its way to theaters.

Dave Farnco and Fred Armisen are part of an abundantly rich cast that tells the tale of a young servant boy who seeks refuge in a convent while fleeing from his master.  But life on the inside doesn’t appear to be much easier as a group of emotionally unstable nuns show their sexual frustration, proving that church can’t quiet a curious mind.

Check out our talk with the Franco, Armisen and Baena as we discuss the art of "ancient" comedy, controlled improv and the complexities that come with shooting from an outline.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.

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