Jules of Light and Dark



Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema Sat, Sep 28, 2019 7:00 PM


7pm EFFEMINATE (10-min Short) preceded by introduction with director and crew, followed directly by feature...

2018 | USA | 85 min
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.

2018: New Orleans Film Festival (World
Premiere), OutFest
Grand Jury Award -- OutFest