Focused on a lesbian woman coming home for the Thanksgiving holiday, Lez Bomb is the dysfunctional family comedy that we need right now. The holidays are generally not the best time to announce to your parents that you’re a member of the LGBTQ community. Regardless of which, there’s never a great time to come out and the experience can be terrifying. Even after coming out, the holidays still make for some added stress especially when…"Lez Bomb: The Dysfunctional Comedy We Need"
Led by a career-best performance from Mary Kay Place, Diane tells the story of a Massachusetts woman who puts others before herself. Time flies by for Diane (Mary Kay Place)–this is a woman who rarely puts herself first. When we’re first introduced to her, it’s at the hospital to show support for her cousin, Donna (Deirdre O’Connell). If she’s not showing care for Donna, she’s trying to deal with the mess that is her son,…"Chicago Film Festival 2018: Diane"
The Boy Downstairs isn’t the typical New York-set romantic comedy but comes across as more of a character study. Written and directed by Sophie Brooks, the film stars Zosia Mamet, Matthew Shear, Deirdre O’Connell, Sarah Ramos, and Diana Irvine. After living in London for three years, Diana (Mamet) has moved back to New York City. Moving quickly into an apartment in Brooklyn, Diana soon discovers what could be anyone’s worst fear: her ex-boyfriend, Ben (Shear) lives in…"The Boy Downstairs: A Character Study in Romance"