Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same

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Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same

Time: August 17, 2012 at 5:30pm to August 23, 2012 at 9pm
Location: Downtown Independent
Event Type: films
Organized By: Downtown Independent
Latest Activity: Aug 8, 2012

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This tongue-in-cheek, award-winning film-- a cult fave of Sundance and the film festival circuit-- was called "A hilarious date movie for couples of all orientations" by The Hollywood Reporter! Join Director Madeleine Olnek, and cast-members Susan Ziegler and Jackie Monahan -- who was recently named one of the "best new comics of 2012" by Esquire Magazine -- for LIVE AND IN PERSON Q&A's opening weekend of its week-long LA theatrical premiere!

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August 17th – Friday 5:30pm **LIVE Q&A with director and cast members!**

August 18th – Saturday 8:00pm & 10:00pm  **LIVE Q&A with director and

cast members!**

August 19th – Sunday 5:00pm  **LIVE Q&A with director and cast members!!**

August 20th – Monday 7:00pm  **LIVE Q&A with director and cast members!!**

August 21st – Tuesday 7:00pm

August 22nd – Wednesday 7:00pm

August 23rd – Thursday 9:00pm


Madeleine Olnek's wryly funny mashup of New York romantic comedy and 1950s sci-fi spoof CODEPENDENT LESBIAN SPACE ALIEN SEEKS SAME makes its Los Angeles theatrical premiere with a week-long run, August 17th-23rd.

Three extraterrestrials from the planet Zots are sent on a mission to rid themselves of romantic emotions, which are considered toxic to their planet's atmosphere. They are told to have their hearts broken on Earth, where such heartbreak is considered a given. Promiscuous and sassy Zylar (Jackie Monahan) and the ever-clingy Barr (Cynthia Kaplan) unfortunately fall in love with each other, while Zoinx (Susan Ziegler) meets Jane (Lisa Haas), a mild-mannered Earthling who lives an uneventful life and works in a stationary store. Unaware that the sudden object of her affection is from outer space (despite her bald head and monotone speech), Jane falls hard for Zoinx. The feeling is mutual.

Meanwhile, two undercover government agents (Alex Karpovsky of HBO's "Girls," and Dennis Davis) are following Jane in order to find the spaceship and cover up the aliens' existence. Their bizarre, comical espionage reveals itself to be something other than what it seems...


"Sweet, funny, clever comedy... ”Codependent” could pass as a family film, given the right family. But small arthouse and huge DVD/VOD seem more likely...Olnek's sensibility is singular, and the work of the cast (notably the sweetfaced Haas and the hilariously robotic Ziegler) make for a movie that seeks, and earns, affection." - John Anderson, VARIETY

“Screwball comedy reaches earth in black-and-white in CODEPENDENT LESBIAN SPACE ALIEN SEEKS SAME…Madeleine Olnek gets laughs and style out of interplanetary love. In a year when Sundance celebrated the king of those movies, Roger Corman, Madeleine Olnek has found a place in same satirical constellation. ” - David D'Arcy, SCREEN DAILY

“[A] witty ode to urban love and shoestring sci-fi…this enormously likable movie keeps sexual politics on the back burner and the universal search for connection front and center.” – Jeannette Catsoulis, THE NEW YORK TIMES

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