Director Suzi Yoonessi and writer/actor Charlene DeGuzman will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A on September 22.
Joy (Charlene DeGuzman) is looking for something. But instead of facing her demons and facing herself, she fills the void in her soul with sex and 'romance' - or what passes for an endless quest for romance.
After finally hitting rock bottom, Joy enrolls in a 12-step program, where she finds (somewhat reluctant) support in the form of fellow recovering addict, Maddie (Melissa Leo). The deal? Joy can live in Maddie's grandmother's guesthouse, on the condition she give up sex and romance for 30 days, and stay away from Maddie's reclusive brother, Jim (John Hawkes, who also wrote all the original songs in the film). Needless to say, things don't go quite as planned.
Executive produced by indie titans the Duplass Brothers, director Suzi Yoonessi has crafted the type of charming, funny, entirely unpredictable character study we just don't see enough of these days - with some stellar songs to boot.
Written by Guy Lavallee
LUNA® Gamechanger Award, Special Recognition - SXSW 2018
Sun Valley Film Festival Film Lab Winner
The Comcast Narrative Competition Award - CAAMFest 2018
Presented by Scott Venturo Rudakoff Lawyers
- Suzi Yoonessi
- Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass, Suzi Yoonessi, Jen Roskind, Louise Shore
- Sarah Adina Smith, Charlene DeGuzman, Mark Duplass
- Moira Morel
- Kristina Davies
- Christopher French, John Hawkes
- Charlene DeGuzman, John Hawkes, Melissa Leo, Paul James, Ellen Geer