USA, 1994, 83 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Comedy, Drama, GLBT
Screens Sunday, July 22nd at 2pm as part of the Cinema Q Film Festival
Followed by a post-film discussion on the state of Lesbian film with actress/co-writer Guinevere Turner, Lisa Kennedy, Film Critic for the Denver Post and Keith Garcia, Programming Manager for the Denver Film Society
This hit arthouse ensemble piece traces the romantic and political ups and downs of a group of multicultural Chicago lesbians. The central story involves an unlikely romance between Max (Guinevere Turner), a hip young babe, and Ely (V.S. Brodie), a slightly older woman involved in a long-term, long-distance relationship that's basically a smokescreen for her fear of romantic risk. When the pair are introduced by Max's roommate, teacher/activist Kia (T. Wendy McMillan), Max isn't interested in Ely, whose long hair, hippie accoutrements, and fondness for decaffeinated herbal tea don't impress the younger, more fashion-conscious woman. Soon, though, fate, friends, and Ely's butch new hairstyle conspire to push the women closer together. As this new romance inches along, the pair's friends have problems of their own: Kia must help her closeted girlfriend, Evy (Migdalia Melendez), come to grips with the disapproval of her conservative Latina mother, while their pal Daria (Anastasia Sharp) incurs the disapproval of the lesbian community for her decision to sleep with a man.
DIRECTOR: Rose Troche
Principal Cast: V.S. Brodie, Guinevere Turner and T. Wendy McMillan
US Distributor: Goldwyn Films