Saturday, February 8th 7pm The Screening Room Cinema 1
Heterosexual Jill Comedy. 2013. USA. 80min. Director Michelle Ehlen
Unable to make progress with her ex-lesbian conversion path, a neurotic “All American” Jill tracks down her butch ex-girlfriend Jamie to prove to herself that she is no longer attracted to her. Strung along by guilt and desire, Jamie agrees to the preposterous plan of “dating” Jill so that Jill can close this chapter of her life and move forward with men. As complications arise with Jill and Jamie’s relationship, Jill starts to see José, a handsome Brazilian, as her ticket out. However, when the love triangles shift and realign, Jamie has her own identity crisis that she is ill-equipped to handle. A mix of over-the-top comedy, sharp wit, and pathos, Heterosexual Jill rides the edge of laughter and pain, desire and repression, and explores the complicated attachment to one’s sense of self in the face of love.
The Break. Alexis Mitchell. Canada. 13:55 2013
The Break, an experimental, performative documentary focuses on this idea of the “break” to explore the relationship between gender and the singing voice.
Where we Were not Part 1: Feeling Reserved, Alexus’ Story Jessica MacCormack, Alexus Young Canada 6:00 2011
As part of an ongoing documentary, filmmaker MacCormack animates the truth stories told by criminalized women.