Darien Sills-Evans in person! Chicago premiere! Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2018

One Bedroom

2018, Darien Sills-Evans, USA, 83 min. With Darien Sills-Evans, Devin Nelson.

Show Times

  • Sun, Aug 26th 5:30pm
  • Mon, Aug 27th 8:00pm

Breaking up is hard to do, especially when there's a New York City apartment involved. Melissa (Nelson) and Nate (director Sills-Evans) are a couple living together in a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood. As far as she's concerned, it's over. He still has hopes of patching it up, and, besides, she hasn't moved out yet. Flashbacks trace the passionate beginnings of their relationship and the factors that led to its collapse. Did deejay Nate really sleep with that eager young fan? And, if so, was Melissa justified in having "retaliation" sex? Moving day arrives, and Melissa seems to waver, but her hostile brother and her supportive BFF push the needle in the other direction. Will she go, or will she stay? A rom-com with bite, ONE BEDROOM is sharply acted and written, as writer-director-actor Sills-Evans ("Treme," "Superior Donuts," US Cellular commercials) deftly juggles three different time frames to trace a cycle of reflection, recrimination, and regret. DCP digital. (MR)

August 26 & 27: Actor-director Darien Sills-Evans is scheduled to appear for audience discussion at both screenings.

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