Keely and Du Directed
Laurie Colbert and Dominique Cardona Canada / 2018 / 80 minutes US Premiere
Times and Venues:
Upstate Films I RHINEBECK
Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Laurie Colbert, Dominique Cardona, Sarah E. Johnson, David Baron
What lengths will the pro-life movement go to realize its goals? In this adaption of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by Jane Martin, America's ongoing debate about abortion takes the form of a pulse-pounding dramatic thriller. The film tracks the journey of Keely, a spirited young woman who awakens one day to find herself a captive of a mysterious religious duo. Going head-to-head with the stern woman guarding her, and showing herself to be a feisty foe to the man in charge, we witness the battle of wills that is familiar in communities all over this country. Will Keely free herself from her fanatic kidnappers or succumb to their dogma? Keely and Du brings one of this country's most contested issues to life in a way that grips you from start to finish. Buried within all this excitement is a deeply humanist heart that is sure to resonate with viewers of all persuasions. - Max Wexler
Winner of multiple awards, internationally acclaimed directors Laurie Colbert and Dominique Cardona create crowd-pleasing yet complex films about women. Their heartfelt and accessible style can be seen in their feature films Margarita, the touching story of two women whose passion reaches across a cultural and class divide. The film received the audience award at the Gay!La HERS | Palm Springs International Film Festival.
Finn’s Girl received the Outstanding Emerging Talent Award at Los Angeles Gary & Lesbian Film Festival.
Their short film Below The Belt (Berlin International Film Festival, TIFF, Genie nomination), heralded by Cinemascope as “The story of first love, captured perfectly in all its naivetè and confusion, runs headlong into the more cynical realities of adult relations as mothers and daughters catch each other in equally compromising positions.”
Cast/Featuring: Laurence Leboeuf, Nancy Palk, Aidan Devine, Peter Mooney
Executive Producer(s): Sarah E. Johnson, Eve Lewis
Producer(s): Jennifer Mesich, Laurie Colbert, Rechna Varma
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