After losing her job, Emily arrives home early from work to find her girlfriend in the throes of passion with someone else. In an instant, her entire life is turned upside down. Moving in with her best friend, Emily lands a new gig working for a dominatrix, and promptly falls for her new boss, and her boss’s boyfriend. In this wise and witty look at the world of bisexuality, polyamory and dungeons, filmmaker Laura Madalinski asks us to consider what risks are worth taking for love.
Spark (Dir: Aharonit Elior, 6 min.)
THUR | July 19 | DGA 1 | 9:30 PM
Director: Laura Madalinski
USA | 97 minutes | 2017
Pre Screening Reception:
DGA Atrium | 7:30 – 9:15 PM
Laura Madalinski spent her childhood in West Virginia, where she was queer before she knew it had a name. She studied film and video at Columbia College Chicago before launching a career in post-production. After working in editorial boutiques for eight years, she started her own company, Strange Charm, in 2013. She got her start in independent film as an assistant editor on the award-winning documentary We Live In Public. She wrote her directorial debut, Two in the Bush: A Love Story, with her partner Kelly Haas.