Portrait of a Serial Monogamist

U.S. Premiere

Expected to attend: Directors Christina Zeidler, John Mitchell

Fortysomething Toronto TV producer Elsie is the kind of nice Jewish girl your mother warned you about: the serial monogamist who seems to have slept with everyone in town. She has her breakup speech memorized, she’s got a cute girl in the wings (or at the coffee shop) ready for a rebound, and something about her lets you know she’s only going to break your heart. When Elsie coolly cuts it off with sweet performance artist Robyn, her friends challenge her to stay single for five months—no bars, no clubs, and (for god’s sake) no volunteer work. Seems easy, right? Enter hottie DJ Lolli, whose sexy intellect and love for adventure are impossible to ignore.

This clever and sophisticated Canadian dyke romcom with a bitchin’ pop-punk soundtrack is at turns thoughtful and fresh—spinning a new groove into the old tune that we can’t always get (back) what we want. Don’t miss the hilarious scene in the pickup section of the dog park and the funniest cat funeral you’ve ever been to. The talented ensemble cast includes the Emmy-nominated writer and performer Diane Flacks (Elsie), Vag Halen lead singer and actress Vanessa Dunn (Lolli), and artist Carolyn Taylor (Queer as Folk) as Robyn. Co-directors/writers/producers Zeidler (Deep Lez Film Craft, Frameline32) and Mitchell have earned a Best Canadian Media Award and Tony Award between them.

— Natalie Mulford

PRECEDED BY:
Together Forever
DIRS Lindy Boustedt & Kris Boustedt 2014 USA 8 min

A lesbian couple creates the perfect moment for their engagement and finds the grandiose in the everyday.



AT&T Audience Award Text Voting Code: F126


Co-presented by:
Lesbians Who Tech
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

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