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Films & Schedules - LAURENCE ANYWAYS


Sat, Feb 16, 2013
at 8 PM (Cinema 21)
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Wed, Feb 20, 2013
at 7 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)
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Set in 1990s Montreal, Laurence Anyways narrates the story of Laurence, a handsome high school teacher and writer who is madly in love with his girlfriend, Fred, a film producer. Their joyful life is turned upside down when Laurence announces his transsexuality and his choice to live as a woman. Fred vows to support Laurence during his transition, but the couple’s new lifestyle clashes with friends, family, and society in general. Told with a visual flair and signature style that bespeaks 23-year-old Dolan’s astonishing talent, Laurence is, above all, an epic, 10-year love story that examines a couple’s inability to exist without each other. “This big, dreamy, audacious picture has large questions about relationships and identity. Can anyone be true to his or her inner self in the context of romantic love?”—Tara Brady, Irish Times (168 mins.)

Filmography: I Killed My Mother (09), Heartbeats (10)

Sponsored by QDoc: Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival.


Interests: Narrative Feature, Queer.

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