Jules of Light and Dark

USA | NR | 85 min | English
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Showings

State Theatre - Screen 2 Sun, May 12 9:15 PM
Cinema Detroit - Theater 1 Sat, May 18 8:45 PM
with special guest appearance!
Event Info
Film Section:US Narrative
Category:Drama
LGBTQ
Coming of Age
Ann Arbor
ST
CD
Detroit
Audience Award:Yes
Film Info
Release Year:2018
Run Time (in minutes):85
Premiere Status:Michigan Premiere
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Language:English
Previous Festivals:New Orleans Film Festival 2018
NewFest
Austin Film Festival
Festival Awards:Grand Jury Award
NewFest 2018
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Daniel Laabs
Social
Website:https://www.julesoflightanddarkmovie.com/

Description

In present-day Texas, Maya (Tallie Medel) and her on again, off again girlfriend Jules (Betsy Holt) total their car after a night of backwoods raving and teen mischief. They’re rescued from the wreckage by Freddy (Robert Longstreet), a divorced oil worker whose stoic facade crumbles as he comes to see himself, and his repressed desires, in Maya. As Jules recovers, Maya and Freddy develop a rapport that dulls the debilitating silence of their small-town lives. Together, they subtly encourage one another to chase after what they want the most (or at least figure out what that might be). JULES OF LIGHT AND DARK is an iridescent coming-of-age story boasting the rural isolation of Deb Shoval’s AWOL and the wanderlust of Andrea Arnold’s AMERICAN HONEY. Defined by earnest, full performances and a blue palette, Daniel Laabs’ first feature solidly articulates the universality of queer loneliness and uncertainty across genders and generations.
With special guest appearance on May 18th
With special guest appearance by director Daniel Laabs on Saturday May 18th at Cinema Detroit