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Concussion

Feature Film - Directed by Stacie Passon

2012, 93 minutes, color, U.S.A., U.S. Dramatic - View at sundance.org

Abby is a fortysomething, wealthy, married, lesbian housewife who—after getting smacked in the head by her son’s baseball—walks around every corner of her suburban life to confront a mounting desire for something else. She takes on a new project and purchases a pied-à-terre in Manhattan. Walking around the city streets reminds Abby what it feels like to be sexy, and her pent-up libido shakes off its inhibitions. Her desire is not a take-home item for the minivan ride back home, so Abby inaugurates a double life that draws her deeply into a world of prostitution for women.

In an auspicious debut effort, director Stacie Passon draws out a pitch-perfect performance from her lead actor, Robin Weigert, as a sexy, shut-down family woman stretching to bloom again. Palpably sensual and deliciously contained, Concussion is a keen observation of the complicated contours of midlife crisis. - S. F.

Cast and Credits

Director: Stacie Passon

Screenwriter: Stacie Passon

Executive Producers: Anthony Cupo, Cliff Chenfeld

Producer: Rose Troche

Cinematographer: David Kruta

Production Designer: Lisa Myers

Casting Director: Anne Davison

Principal Cast: Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff, Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Julie Fain Lawrence, Emily Kinney, Laila Robins

Contact: Jim Dobson / jim@indie-pr.com / (323) 896-6006