Jake Schreier directed Robot and Frank, our favorite movie from Sundance 2012 — and now he's here to answer your questions. Want to know how Schreier went about creating an indie movie about a former burglar's relationship with his robot companion? Or how hard it was to create a convincing robot character on film? This is your chance.
Plus we've got an exclusive look at two new advertisements for the personal robot that's at the center of Robot and Frank. Check them out, and ask your questions of Schreier, below. He'll be appearing at 2 PM PST to answer them. Please be polite!
Here are two exclusive looks at the robot advertising images for Robot and Frank — see more at the movie's Tumblr.
Plus here's a synopsis for the film:
In the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank's son chooses a different option: against the old man's wishes, he buys Frank a walking, talking humanoid robot programmed to improve his physical and mental health. What follows is an often hilarious and somewhat heartbreaking story about finding friends and family in the most unexpected places.
Robot and Frank is out August 17, expanding wider a week later. Check out the theater listings here.