Director Stacie Passon scheduled to attend | May 17 & May 18
Abby is a forty-something, wealthy, lesbian housewife whose pent-up libido is unleashed after getting smacked in the head by a baseball. She embarks on a double life as a high-end prostitute in this sensual and delicious observation of a midlife crisis.
|May 9, 2013||12:00 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||Date has passed|
|May 17, 2013||9:30 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||Date has passed|
|May 18, 2013||12:00 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||Date has passed|
Stuck in a sexless marriage a mind-numbingly boring family life, lesbian suburban stay-at-home mother Abby (Deadwood's Robin Weigert) feels completely empty inside, but after suffering a mild concussion at the hands of her baseball-throwing son, everything is about to change. Finally brave enough to challenge her monotonous existence, Abby impulsively hires a female prostitute, looking for a spark of sensuality. The "date" doesn't go off without a hitch, and after confessing her misdeeds to male friend Justin (Johnathan Tchaikovsky), he suggests that she see somebody with a little more panache and experience. Enamored with this new world, Abby takes it upon herself to join the fold—so to speak—reestablishing herself as Eleanor, a high-class escort to the lonely women of New York City. Treated with tenderness and restraint, Concussion examines the woes of married life without ever calling attention to its characters sexuality, opting instead to handle its universal themes with maturity.
Stacie Passon began as a commercial producer and director creating media for dozens of clients including Warner Music Group, Donna Karan, IBM, and Sony Music. Most recently, she produced Elliot King is Third for director Rose Troche. Concussion is her first feature. She is developing her second feature film and a television pilot.
Sponsored in part by Here Media, Ingeniux
|Principal Cast:||Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff, Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Julie Fain Lawrence, Emily Kinney|
|Running Time:||93 minutes|
|Awards:||Berlin Film Festival 2013 (Teddy Jury Award)|
|Filmography:||Debut Feature FIlm|