Dir. Chris Kelly 2016 USA 90min
Fresh from breaking up with his boyfriend, 29- year-old struggling comedy writer David (Jesse Plemons) moves back to Sacramento to help his mother (Molly Shannon), who has terminal cancer.
Living with his conservative father, who refuses to acknowledge his sexuality, and younger sisters, David feels like a stranger in his childhood home. As his mother’s condition worsens, he tries to convince everyone – including himself – that he’s doing okay, while those around him cope with the inevitable in their own ways.
Based on his own experiences, Saturday Night Live comedy writer Chris Kelly premiered this hilarious and heartbreaking film at Sundance this year. With an excellent cast (Shannon and Plemons are outstanding), this is a moving “coming home” story that will resonate greatly with many LGBTQ+ people.
“Beautiful in every way… eliciting comfort even as it breaks one’s heart” Filmfile
Tuesday 15th November
8.30pm £6.70/ £5/£4