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February 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

TICKETS for THE CALIFORNIA NO at Roxie Sat Feb 10, 7p HERE

TICKETS for THE CALIFORNIA NO at Roxie Mon Feb 12, 915p HERE


Director Ned Ehrbar – 2017 USA 84 min World Premiere – Comedy / Sexuality


During his first visit to couples therapy, a Los Angeles writer discovers that he’s actually in an open marriage—or at least his wife is. The revelation sets off a series of events that upends his personal and professional life and forces him to reconsider everything about himself.  – Jennifer Junkyard Morris

Director Statement

I didn’t invent the phrase “the California no,” but I fell in love with it as soon as I heard it: The distinctly Angeleno method of rejecting someone by saying nothing at all — by ignoring emails, not returning calls and simply waiting until the other person gets fed up or embarrassed enough to just leave it alone. 

Simply put, its guiding principle is conflict-avoidance, something I’ve encountered plenty of in Los Angeles. So I’ve created a story where the conflict is created by characters trying way too hard to avoid conflict. A married couple discovers they’re on two very different pages about their relationship due to poor communication. 

It’s also a tongue-in-cheek indictment of straight white male entitlement. We’re following a hapless, nearly useless beta-male as he makes terrible decision after terrible decision, testing the patience of the diverse group of fully actualized adults around him. He expects a lot from the world with no good reason to. 

Most of all, for my first feature film I sought to present an authentic take on relationships and how people’s lives intersect, for better or worse. I sincerely hope you enjoy it.  



February 10, 2018
7:00 pm
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Roxie Theater
3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103