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Run Time: 75 minutes
If you're looking for a body swap film in a chaotic “Freaky Friday” style…look elsewhere. Joseph Sackett’s HOMEBODY approaches the trope with a more gentle and steady hand, though chaos does still ensue…Nine-year-old Johnny is attached to his babysitter, Melanie. Her lipstick, her clothes, her humor, her aura. Something about her draws Johnny in, and once he somehow finds himself in her body, he can ask himself why and reflect on the attachment. The exploration of a new body plops Johnny into coming to terms with his identity, simultaneously catapulting him into Melanie’s life, dodging her “boyfriend" and taking on her doula duties. It is during these wild few hours that Johnny questions what the world around him truly is, and where he can fit inside of it. Anchored by a cheerful score and Colby Minifie’s range-scaling performance, HOMEBODY finds the simple joys of imagination, fantasy, and our own intuition. —B.R.
Thursday, April 07, 2022 at 2:35 PM
Saturday, April 09, 2022 at 7:35 PM
CIFF46 Streams On Demand
Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM
Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No
46th CIFF College Program
New Direction Competition
Colby Minifie, Tre Ryder, Maria Dizzia, Whitmer Thomas, Jasmin Walker