21st Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 18-28, 2024 Globe Cinema

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024 Globe Cinema

The Feeling That The Time For Doing Something Has Passed

United States, 2023: 87 minutes: Alberta Premiere
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Joanna Arnow’s hilarious comedy, executive produced by Sean Baker, follows a 30-something New York woman as time passes in her long-term casual BDSM relationship, low-level corporate job, and quarrelsome Jewish family.

A complex look at the mosaic of experience that informs who we become, the indie comedy is divided into chapters named for the different men Ann (Arnow playing a comedic version of herself), sleeps with or considers dating. While we watch her struggle with the perils of HR and office life, as well as time spent with her parents (also played by Arnow's real-life parents), the narrative feature directorial debut by this rising talent, who also wrote the film, had its world-premiere in Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight and earned her a nomination for the "Someone to Watch Award" at the 2024 Independent Spirit Awards. Settle in for a mix of lewd, mundane, dry, awkward, and cringe, with a funny, deadpan lead performance.

Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight 2023
Toronto International Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival 2023
New York Film Festival 2023

Joanna Arnow is a filmmaker, actor and writer based in Brooklyn. She wrote and directed BAD AT DANCING, a narrative short that was awarded the Berlinale Silver Bear Jury Prize and is currently streaming on the Criterion Channel. Joanna’s most recent short LAYING OUT premiered at New York Film Festival and was selected as a festival highlight in The New Yorker. She also directed several other films including the personal documentary feature I HATE MYSELF, a film that was named on top ten lists at IndieWire and Fandor. In addition to making films, Joanna works as an actor and writer, writes fiction and draws comics. THE FEELING THAT THE TIME FOR DOING SOMETHING IS PASSED is her first narrative feature film.

press for The Feeling That The Time For Doing Something Has Passed

"The film embodies the alienating angst of millennial life in all its nakedly neurotic glory."
- Slant Magazine
"Audaciously raw, revealing, and excruciatingly funny."
- RogerEbert.com


Narrative / Comedy / Coming of Age / Erotic / First Feature / Woman Director

87 minutes


Joanna Arnow

Executive Producers
Sean Baker
Adam Mirels
Robbie Mirels

Graham Swon
Pierce Varous

Joanna Arnow

Barton Cortright

Joanna Arnow
Scott Cohen
Babak Tafti
Alysia Reiner
Peter Vack

Robinson Senpauroca