"Curtain Down" to play in TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival
Set in a timeless world, sparkling with the imagery and tone of bygone glamour, Curtain Down is a metaphorical meditation exploring the psyche of a fading star, Storme Du Bois (Tristan Scott Behrends), as she struggles to confront the harsh new reality of post-fame. When her latest picture deal falls through. her handsome live-in assistant, James (Matthew Dunlop) composes a song that he hopes will save Storme's career and their starcrossed love affair. Torn between her love for James and her undying ambition, Storme seeks the advice of her mystical Mentor (Margaret Cho) and decides to put her best foot forward-- the show must, and will, go on.
Bold, innovative, and beautifully shot, Curtain Down delves into the universal themes of identity, gender, ambition, and acceptance in a way that is at once hilarious and touching. First time filmmaker Tristan Scott Behrends gives a performance that shows the dangers of outside validation while earning the audience's sympathy.
This highly original short film, directed by Northwest native Emett Casey, is playing at theTWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival and will be screening Saturday, October 22 at 4:45pm at AMC Pacific Place in the shorts block 5,6,7,8.