Time: October 23, 2011 from 9pm to 11:45pm
Location: Downtown Independent
Street: 251 South Main St
City/Town: Los Angeles
Website or Map: http://girlfriendmotionpictur…
Event Type: film, premier
Organized By: Downtown Independent
Latest Activity: Oct 17, 2011
After last month's sell-out screening we have added another showtime of GIRLFRIEND.
Sunday, October 23rd.
Doors at 8pm
Screening at 9pm
Q&A following the screening.
Evan is a young man with Down Syndrome who lives with his mother in a poor, working-class town hit hard by the recent economic recession. When he unexpectedly comes into a large amount of money, Evan uses it to romantically pursue Candy, a girl from town whom he has loved since high school.
Candy, now a barely-employed single mom, is facing financial debt, possible eviction, and the inability to rid herself of Russ, her abusive and volatile ex-boyfriend. In no position to turn down Evan’s offers of financial support, Candy hesitantly accepts his gifts, which causes the pair to enter a complicated emotional entanglement.
When Russ catches on to Candy and Evan’s relationship, all three of them become intertwined in a complex triangle of secrets, jealousy and revenge. Despite his many hardships and the seeming impossibility of Candy being able to return his love, Evan struggles to remain a resilient, pure embodiment of human compassion.