2016, Joyce Wong, Canada, 80 min. With Reid Asselstine, Darrel Gamotin.
- Thu, Apr 6th 8:15pm
“Stands out for its immense sincerity…thoughtful and lighthearted.” — Kathy Zhou, Slug Magazine
A struggling suburban strip mall is the setting for two intersecting dramas of young adult angst in this diptych that explores the longing and stalled hopes of security guard Betty and recently unemployed bartender Danny. Set largely at night in the eerie light of Betty’s guard station and empty parking lot, her story reveals the romantic naiveté of an awkward 19-year-old loner who misinterprets an ambiguous male advance. In Danny’s mirror-image story, his relationship with a girlfriend and half-hearted attempts to make a living peddling cosmetics at house parties make for a sometimes conflicting but sympathetic look at the male side of the equation. DCP digital. (BS)
Thursday, April 6 at 8:15 PM: Director Joyce Wong will be present for audience discussion.