Rob Burnett's THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CARING Opens the 40th Atlanta Film Festival TONIGHT!

Make sure you have your tickets or festival badge ASAP, so you don't miss out on Opening Night presentation, THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CARING, tonight, April 1st! Five-time Emmy winner Rob Burnett will be here for his film which stars Paul Rudd and Selena Gomez.


directed by Rob Burnett
USA, 2016, English, 93 minutes

Friday, April 1, 2016, 7:00 PM — Plaza Theatre, Main

Having suffered a tragedy, Ben's life is on hold. In need of work, he becomes a caregiver, where he is put through his paces by his first client, Trevor, a hilarious 18-year-old from England with muscular dystrophy. Instead of bowing to Trevor's irreverent tactics, Ben treats Trevor in a way no caregiver has ever done before: without kid gloves. One paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically, the two bond through humor in a way only broken people can. They hit the open road on a trip that takes them through the majestic pines of the Pacific Northwest, the foothills of Idaho and Montana, and finally through the open plains of the American Southwest. Along the way, they find some other lost souls, including a 21-year-old runaway who is the sexiest girl Trevor has ever seen in person and not on TV. Ben and Trevor’s journey is a touching, laugh-out-loud tale of two unlikely friends finding hope against all odds.

After Party: Every ticket purchased comes with admission to our opening night party, located at Paris On Ponce. Live entertainment, superb libations, and catering will be provided.

ATLFF '16 Opening Night Presentation and Party is Presented by SIM Digital.