Friday, March 1
The Screening Room
7:00 pm
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The Screening Room
1:00 pm

As played in a brilliant performance by the great comedic actor Michaela Watkins, the title character of Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart’s alternately sly and sweet third feature is a woman at a crossroads. Still reeling from her recent divorce from her husband and adjusting to life as an empty nester when her daughter goes away to university, Suze is not prepared for the further disruptions caused by Gage (Charlie Gillespie), her daughter’s newly dumped boyfriend. Nevertheless, the bond that forms between the two brings great warmth to Clark and Stewart’s hugely enjoyable story of familial complications and accidental connections, which recently won the Air Canada Canadian Narrative Feature prize at the Calgary film festival.

Directors: Dane Clark & Linsey Stewart

Cast: Michaela Watkins, Charlie Gillespie, Sara Waisglass

Language: English

Runtime: 93 minutes

Content advisory: coarse language

Dane Clark, director

Dane Clark, a notable Canadian film director and screenwriter from Toronto, Ontario, is well-known for his collaborations with his wife, Linsey Stewart. They co-directed noteworthy films such as I Put a Hit on You and Suze, which demonstrate their remarkable storytelling abilities. Dane and Linsey, both alumni of the Canadian Film Centre, have directed several outstanding short films and co-created the web series The Commute. Dane’s services go beyond the big screen; he has authored screenplays for films like Old Stock and worked as a writer and story editor on television shows like Mr. D and Run the Burbs. Dane, who has received numerous honours including a WGA award, continues to push creative limits, now creating original projects with major studios including MGM. 

Linsey Stewart, director

Linsey Stewart, a well-known Canadian filmmaker located in Toronto, Ontario, is recognized for her directorial and screenwriting abilities. She and her husband Dane Clark co-helm projects that capture audiences with their distinct narratives. An alumna of the Canadian Film Centre, Linsey was named a “Person To Watch” by the Toronto Star in 2012. She continues to shape compelling narratives with exciting projects in development, including the spec feature MERV with MGM and a TV series with Sony.