Jamie Patterson; 2018; UK; 79 min.; Seattle Premiere
This 2018 LA Outfest audience winner for Best Narrative and grand jury winner for International Narrative Feature brings together an Odd Couple pairing of seasoned and brazen comedic elder drag queen Jackie (Derren Nesbitt) and naïve younger protégé Faith (Jordan Stephens). When Jackie receives a terminal medical diagnosis, an unlikely bond of friendship and intimacy develops as they explore unfinished business with an estranged daughter and begin to check off items on Jackie’s bucket list. Buoyed by two sensational lead performances, this celebration of life across generations and cultural, gender, and sexual identities is often hilarious and heartwarming without being mawkish. A truly winsome comedy that is not to be missed!
Content Warning: Vulgar Language and Graphic Violence