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At an age when everyone around them is settling down and finding love, Beck and Liam are self-proclaimed loners, emotionally hibernating through young adulthood. After bonding over their mutual disinterest in relationships, they decide to go away together on a ‘friend’ trip to the desert… and that’s when things get weird. Really, really weird. In the span of a few short days, Beck and Liam experience the metaphorical arc of a lifelong partnership. They experience the excitement and beauty in a newly founded connection. They mourn the loss of that initial spark as their deepest secrets and insecurities tear them apart. Filmmakers Smith and Gabriel use surrealistic and hallucinatory tactics to paint the paradoxical vision of a blossoming relationship that hits its peak and then falls apart, all in the span of one really bizarre weekend.

Q&A with expected guests Rachel Walker and Josh Wilmott.


FRI, NOV 10 | 10:00 AM | JaM Cellars Ballroom

SAT, NOV 11 | 7:00 PM | JaM Cellars Ballroom

RUN TIME: 89 Mins
FILM PROGRAM: Lounge Features
DIRECTOR(s): Renée Felice Smith, C.A. Gabriel
PRODUCER(s): Rachel Kiri Walker, Renée Felice Smith, C.A. Gabriel
SCREENWRITER(s): Renée Felice Smith, C.A. Gabriel
KEY CAST: Renée Felice Smith, Matt Bush, Nelson Franklin


Renée Felice Smith and C.A. Gabriel are writing/directing/life partners who met at their 6th grade class election. Smith is a series regular on CBS’ hit, NCIS: Los Angeles. Gabriel is a composer for film, television and theater. Unable to sit still, they began creating work together as an outlet for their own unique brand of weird.