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The Owls (first run features).

Queer in every sense, The Owls is a j moody, atmospheric mockumentary-style noir murder-mystery directed by New Queer Cinema trailblazer Chery| Dunye. Starring alongside pioneers like Guinevere Turner, V.S. Brodie and Lisa Gornick are today's queer indie upstarts Deak Evgenikos and Skyler Cooper who play a murder victim and the mysterious stranger who shows up on their doorstep, respectively. Midway through the film, the actors break the fourth wall and begin speaking as themselves about their roles, motherhood, aging and owls--both the feathered kind and Older Wiser Lesbians, from which the film takes its name. Experimental and oh-so arty, it's a unique platform from which to observe and analyze the film's themes of isolation, fear of aging and loss of identity. (

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Title Annotation:DVD Picks
Author:Shatto, Rachel
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Jun 1, 2011
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