Cast: Betsy Holt, Robert Longstreet, Tallie Medel
In this NewFest Grand Jury Award winner, girlfriends Maya and Jules total their car after a night of backwoods raving. They’re rescued from the wreckage by Freddy, a divorced oil worker whose stoic facade crumbles as he begins to confront his repressed desires through conversations with Maya. Through the lens of Maya and Freddy’s burgeoning friendship, Daniel Laabs’ first feature solidly articulates the universality of queer loneliness and uncertainty across genders and generations.
Daniel Laabs’s short film work has screened at film festivals around the world and received a Grand Jury Prize at SXSW in 2011. His debut feature Jules of Light and Dark world-premiered at the New Orleans Film Festival and won the Grand Jury Prize at NewFest in 2018. Daniel currently lives in Dallas, Texas, where he works as an editor and as a festival programmer for the Dallas International Film Festival. In 2014 he co-founded Dallas’s first monthly LGBT film series at the historic Texas Theatre. He currently serves on the Austin Film Society Filmmaker Advisory Council.
A mother makes a shocking discovery when she’s left to pack up her daughter’s house after a tragic car accident.