Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (Madeleine Olnek, 2012)
The clue is in the title! This funny, and often very sweet, take on the trials and tribulations of dating deals with loneliness, terrible dancing, extraterrestrial life-forms, and the comfort of being yourself with someone who gets you - even if they are an alien. Madeleine Olnek manages to make this film laugh-out-loud, stylish, weird, and wonderful in equal measure, with a very clear nod to classic B-Movies and the likes of Ed Wood. Susan Ziegler and Jackie Monahan’s brilliant portrayals of Zoinx and Zylar’s attempts to navigate the dating world on planet earth is second only to the warm and vulnerable performance of Jane, played by Lisa Haas. Come for the lesbian aliens, but you’ll leave feeling uplifted that there’s someone out there for everyone; just maybe a bit further away than you expect.
The film will be preceded by short film A Practical Guide by Sarah Devereux.