On stage, aspiring comedian Donna Stern is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time. What she surprisingly discovers that the most terrifying thing isn’t facing adulthood on her own – it’s allowing herself to accept the support and love of others.
Date: Saturday, February 7, 6:00PM
Location: Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul
Director Gillian Robespierre will join the audience following the screening.
Writer/Director Gillian Robespierre has written and directed several short films including Chunk, the story of an awkward and overweight teenage girl forced to spend her summer at fat camp, and Obvious Child. Since penning the feature, Obvious Child was selected for the 2011 IFP Emerging Narrative and Emerging Visions Labs, received the 2011 Rooftop Films Eastern Effects Equipment Grant and 2013 Tribeca Film Institute Tribeca All Access grant, and participated in San Francisco Film Society’s Off The Page workshop with actors Jenny Slate, Gaby Hoffmann and Gabe Liedman. Gillian is a born and raised New Yorker who graduated from the School of Visual Arts’ Film & Video Program.