Dark Comedy, Political
American Independent Narrative Competition, American Independent Showcase
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From writer-director Onur Tukel (Richard's Wedding, DFF35; see also Infinity Baby, playing in this year's festival) comes this dark, claustrophobic satire about a Trump supporter celebrating in a hotel room on election night.
Cameron (Dylan Baker, Happiness), a lonely businessman who has recently endured a bitter separation from his wife after 35 years of marriage, is ready to party with friends, colleagues and anyone else who ventures into his orbit. As the evening progresses, the motley crew begins to challenge one another's political views and question what it means to be an American. Among them are a pair of prostitutes in the midst of an existential crisis of their own—turning the room into a tinderbox that's bound to ignite.
Director Onur Tukel and actor Trieste Kelly Dunn will be in attendance
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