The Owls

The Owls
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The Owls
USA, 2010, 66 Minute Running Time
Topic: Gay/Lesbian
Program: World Cinema Now

With a sly nod to the acronym for “older, wiser lesbians,” Cheryl (Watermelon Woman) Dunye’s neo-noir head twister brings together two forty-something lesbian couples that share a convoluted incident in their past, an unexpected predicament in their present lives and a seriously uncertain future as couples. The situation that has collectively caused them to arrive at this crossroads involves a night of drunken debauchery, in which alcohol-fueled anger leads to unanticipated consequences and a collective decision that will haunt them as time goes by.

The subsequent secrecy the group shares keeps them perversely connected to one another, until the arrival of an unexpected stranger causes their long-kept, dark secret to surface. Little do they know that this mysterious stranger has a plan that includes all four of them…Terrific performances by a who’s who of contemporary lesbian filmmaking, coupled with a revolutionary storytelling technique that marries fractured narrative structure with cinema verité techniques mark The Owls as a bold new departure in GLBT storytelling, and a film that will leave tongues wagging long after the lights have gone up.

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DIRECTOR: Cheryl Dunye
Producer: Candi Guterres, Ernesto M. Foronda, Alexandra Juhasz, Augusta Einarsdottir, Cheryl Dunye
Editor: Agusta Einarsdottir
Screenwriter: Cheryl Dunye, Sarah Schulman
Cinematographer: Alison Kelly
Music: Ysanne Spevack
Principal Cast: Cheryl Dunye, Lisa Gornick, Guinevere Turner, V.S. Brodie, Deak Evgenkios, Skyler Cooper
Filmography: My Baby’s Daddy (2004), The Watermelon Woman (1996)
Print Source: The Film Collaborative -

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