Bernadette Peters and Rachel Brosnahan in a scene from Coming Up Roses.
Alice (Rachel Brosnahan) surprises her sister Cherie (Shannon Esper) on her wedding day.
Jimmy (Jayce Bartok) examines his new recruit.
Alice (Rachel Brosnahan) and Cat (Reyna DeCourcy) scope out a car in a wealthy neighborhood.
Diane (Bernadette Peters) introduces Alice (Rachel Brosnahan) to her new friend Charles.
Charles (Peter Friedman) brings Alice (Rachel Brosnahan) a gift.
"Standout performances by Bernadette Peters and Rachel Brosnahan" – Variety
"The fearsome co-dependency at the film's core registers strongly" – Variety
"Bernadette Peters shines" – Hollywood Reporter
"Brosnahan keeps her character’s devotion to her mother both believable and affecting." – NY Post
"An impressive Rachel Brosnahan" – Marsha McCreadie, Village Voice
"heartfelt performances." – NY Daily News
"Peters does a beautiful job" – NY Daily News
"Albright is an able, sometimes inspired director" – Edgeonthenet
"Peters delivers a haunting and heartbreaking performance…" – Entertainment Tonight
"Emotional and timely…full of warmth and humor" – I-D Magazine
NBCNEWYORK.COM: November 9, 2012: Bernadette Peters’ interview about the film.
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Lisa Albright has an extensive background in theater, having participated in over 40 professional theatrical productions in New York and theaters across the country. She has produced and directed theatrical entertainment for Voyager Company and the Audi Car Company. Lisa was part of the producing team for the Broadway production of One Mo’ Time with the Williamstown Theater Company and the Canadian comedy Mum’s the Word with Back Row Productions (U.K.). Lisa got her MA from New York University through the Gallatin School with a focus on film production.
Coming Up Roses inspired the writing collaboration with award winning screenwriter Christina Lazaridi and marks Lisa Albright’s directorial feature film debut.
Christina Lazaridi’s screenwriting career began with her nomination for an Academy Award for her work on the WWII short drama “One Day Crossing.” She has since consulted on projects developed for New Line and Bruckheimer Productions and has worked with Producers Eva Kolodner, Anne Chaisson, Lester Persky Productions and Academy Award Winner, Documentarian Richard Kaplan, as well as with multiple companies in Europe. Her Screenplays have won multiple European Media Development Awards, a Student Academy Award, a Euroscript Development Award and a Chris Kazan Memorial Award.
Christina freelances as a Script Consultant and teaches Screenwriting at Columbia’s Graduate Film Division and Princeton University. She is the Academic Director and Screenwriting Mentor for CineQuaNon Lab in Mexico.
She holds a B.A in Comp Lit and Creative Writing from Princeton University and an MFA in Screenwriting from Columbia University.