• Valentine


MICA Brown Falvey Hall Thu, Apr 28, 2022 8:30 PM
MICA Bbox Fri, Apr 29, 2022 10:15 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Feature
Genre:Coming-of-Age Queer Comedy
Runtime:75 min
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Joseph Sackett
Screenwriter:Joseph Sackett
Produced By:Joy Jorgensen
Cast:Colby Minifie, Tre Ryder, Maria Dizzia, Whitmer Thomas, Jasmin Walker, Purva Bedi, Zoe Chao, Julian
Cinematographer:Laura Valladao
Editor:Alan Wu
Production Design:Yu-Hsuan Chen
Costume Design:Lillian Prentice
Composer:Ariel Marx
Sound Design:Eli Cohn


Johnny loves his babysitter Melanie, and he's heartbroken that today is  her last day with him before she transitions into being a full-time doula.  He discovers a YouTube video that teaches him about Free-Spirit  Meditation, a practice by which you can send your spirit out of your  body and into someone else's body.  Johnny-as-Melanie plays dress-up, uses Melanie's credit card to buy an  obscene amount of candy, and has an awkward run-in with a high school  friend of Melanie's. From there, the pressures of pretending to be  someone else stack up fast…

Preceded by Valentine directed by Beck Kitsis and Chris McNabb

Following the screening on April 28, MdFF Screening Committee Member Camila Franco Ribeiro Gomide will lead an audience Q&A with Valentine filmmakers Beck Kitsis and Chris McNabb. 

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New in 2022

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Included Shorts

Valentine (10min) More