Video Essay: Linas Phillips Brings Adam Sandler’s Jack and Jill “In Focus”

Writer-director Linas Phillips marks the release of his new film Rainbow Time by demystifying the genius of one of his favorite funny movies.

Indie writer-director Linas Phillips, whose latest film, Rainbow Time, is in theaters and on VOD and iTunes from tomorrow, offers up the latest episode of his “In Focus” video series on filmmaking by turning his attention to one of his favorite films, Jack and Jill, the 2011 comedy starring Adam Sandler (playing both title roles!) and Al Pacino.

Linas Phillips is a director, actor, teacher, and spiritual seeker. He is currently crowdfunding his latest feature, Take Two, on Seed&Spark. In 2006, he walked 1,200 miles to meet Werner Herzog, documented in his first film, Walking to Werner. His other films include Bass Ackwards (which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival) and Rainbow Time (2016). As an actor, Phillips has appeared in Twin Peaks, Eastbound & Down, Togetherness, and Manson Family Vacation. As the “screenplay doula,” Phillips teaches screenwriting by applying techniques drawn from notable spiritual teachers.