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montreal LESBIAN GAY BI TRANS film festival

Becks

Daniel Powell & Elizabeth Rohrbaugh 2017 United States 91min english
Synopsis: 

Brooklyn singer-songwriter Becks (Tony winner Lena Hall, Hedwig) is blue, broken-hearted, and flat broke. After dropping everything to move west for her girlfriend's big career break, she discovers she's been replaced by a "younger, hotter, LA set of tits." 
With only her car, a bag of clothes, and a guitar, Becks retreats to her hometown and moves back in with her mom (Christine Lahti), a devout Catholic and ex-nun. What could possibly go wrong? The answer, of course, is a hell of a lot, as this down-on-her-luck thirtysomething battles her mother, performs for tips at her ex-boyfriend's local bar, and tries to figure out her post-heartache future. But at least there's the music, and Becks makes beautiful, knowing music that throbs with heartache and soul. And it's the music that ultimately leads her to a new and unexpected connection with a restless housewife (Mena Suvari, American Beauty). Hall captivates with just the right combination of wryness and vulnerability. The story of Becks may be a familiar one, crawling back from a shattering life-turn, but outstanding performances and a great script make it unforgettable.  

Also in this program: 

Happy

Laura Dudgeon 2015 Australia 9min English

It’s her birthday. She’s sexually inexperienced, lonely, in her late twenties, and her name is Happy. Determined to be proactive Happy uses a dating app to seek out a casual encounter with another woman. Being this vulnerable with a stranger is more confronting and liberating than Happy expects.


Price: 
13.75 CAD
Université Concordia Cinéma Alexandre de Sève
PGM3