5 Flights Up | 2015
Forty years ago, artist Alex Carver bought a run-down apartment in a sketchy part of Brooklyn with his schoolteacher wife, Ruth. Today their neighborhood is hip and their apartment is worth a small fortune. They have let Ruth's niece Lily, a realtor, list their property to see what the market might bear. On the eve of their open house, the Brooklyn Bridge is rumored to be under a terrorist attack, creating a media frenzy and dampening people's attitudes about living in New York. Meanwhile, the Carver's beloved dog is suddenly having trouble walking. While their dog receives expensive treatment at the vet, Ruth convinces Alex to go apartment hunting in Manhattan, where they stumble across an ideal place they might actually be able to afford. As the world around them seems to mirror their own chaos and confusion, Ruth and Alex realize the same bond of love that has kept them together all these years will allow them to see their way through this crazy weekend as well.