CONCUSSION

Directed by: Stacie Passon 2013 | 93 min.

Section: Spring Showcase

Premiere: Hawaii

Countries: United States

Languages: English

Genres: Drama, Foreign, Gay/Lesbian, Women


Synopsis

Community Co-Presenter:

Honolulu Gay and Lesbian Cultural Foundation

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Abby is a fortysomething, wealthy, married, lesbian housewife who—after getting smacked in the head by her son’s baseball—walks around every corner of her suburban life to confront a mounting desire for something else. She takes on a new project and purchases a pied-à-terre in Manhattan. Walking around the city streets reminds Abby what it feels like to be sexy, and her pent-up libido shakes off its inhibitions. Her desire is not a take-home item for the minivan ride back home, so Abby inaugurates a double life that draws her deeply into a world of prostitution for women.

In an auspicious debut effort, director Stacie Passon draws out a pitch-perfect performance from her lead actor, Robin Weigert, as a sexy, shut-down family woman stretching to bloom again. Palpably sensual and deliciously contained, Concussion is a keen observation of the complicated contours of midlife crisis.

Synopsis written by: Sundance

Screenings

Monday, April 08 9:00 PM Dole Cannery A Date Passed
Thursday, April 11 9:00 PM Dole Cannery A Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Stacie Passon
Screenwriter Stacie Passon
Producer Rose Troche
Executive Producer Cliff Chenfeld, Anthony Cupo
Cast Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff, Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Julie Fain Lawrence, Emily Kinney, Laila Robins
Director of Photography David Kruta
Production Designer Lisa Myers
Editor Anthony Cupo

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