Company Wide Shut designed the titles for Jill Soloway’s feature film debut, Afternoon Delight.
The sequence was intended to give the audience a glimpse of the ennui of its protagonist Rachel (Kathryn Hahn). In the opening titles Rachel literally relinquishes control - exiting the driver’s seat of her car while moving through an LA car wash, choosing instead to briefly occupy various passenger seats within her cavernous family van. Her actions within the vehicle are a micro scale enactment of the larger scale searching she embarks upon later in the film.
The text initially appears on screen in sync with Rachel's numbed playing with the dashboard's phone interface, then acts as a counterpoint to Rachel's migration within the vehicle.
At its Park City debut, Soloway won the Sundance dramatic director award for the feature.