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.

A graduate of New York University’s Experimental Theater Wing, Linas Phillips switched to filmmaking in 2006 with the documentary Walking to Werner. Linas’ first narrative feature, Bass Ackwards, played Sundance in 2010 and his latest, Rainbow Time, starring Phillips and Melanie Lynskey, premiered at SXSW and is on release through The Orchard from November 4. He also recently co-starred opposite Jay Duplass in Manson Family Vacation, and also had guest spots on HBO’s Eastbound and Down and Togetherness.