Oct 25 — LAURENCE ANYWAYS
Quebec phenom Xavier Dalton (I KILLED MY MOTHER) tells the love story of a man’s 10-year struggle to maintain a passionate romance with his female soulmate in the face of creeping hostility from friends, family, and society.
Laurence is a high-school teacher who yearns to be a woman——and eventually decides to do something about it. His girlfriend anchors the drama, as the partner who has to deal.
At first she is supportive of the change but then faces self-doubt and a range of emotional reactions, swinging from guilt to sympathy to resentment and back. It’s a remarkable performance, and one that grounds Laurence’s own transition in a much bigger story of personal and social transformation.
Get this: Dolan is 23 years old. Everyone knows he’s a genius. After all, he pulled off an extended film about a touchy subject and got to strut his stuff at Cannes. This is already his third feature, so who knows where his career will go? Check out LAURENCE ANYWAYS for an initial installment.
SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED plays one show only, 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct 18, at the Empire Theatre Studio 10, 325 Prince Street, Sydney. Tickets $11; Students $7.