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May 16 - June 9, 2013   Start the Festival in style with the SIFF 2013 Opening Night Gala! The evening features the Seattle premiere of Much Ado About Nothing, with director Joss Whedon and cast members Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, and Clark Gregg scheduled to attend.

Concussion

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.

Schedule
May 9, 2013
Thursday
12:00 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Date has passed

Press Screening - Admission by pass only

May 17, 2013
Friday
9:30 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Date has passed
May 18, 2013
Saturday
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.

Director Biography
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

Director: Stacie Passon
Principal Cast: Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff, Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Julie Fain Lawrence, Emily Kinney
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Running Time: 93 minutes
Producer: Rose Troche
Screenplay: Stacie Passon
Cinematographers: David Kruta
Editors: Anthony Cupo
Music: Barb Morrison
Website: http://www.concussionmovie.com/
Awards: Berlin Film Festival 2013 (Teddy Jury Award)
Filmography: Debut Feature FIlm
Language: English
Format: DCP
US Distributor: RADiUS-TWC
International Sales: Paradigm
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