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Concussion

Directed by Stacie Passon, Nominated for Best First Feature

Part of 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards Screenings

Concussion is a poignant sexual examination of Abby Abelman (Robin Weigert), a married and wealthy forty-something lesbian housewife who suffers a blow to the head, only to find herself reexamining every corner of her suburban New Jersey life in an effort to confront a mounting desire for something more. After purchasing a pied-à-terre in Manhattan, which she sets about renovating, Abby roams the city streets, remembering anew what it feels like to be sexy and desirable. Her pent-up libido begins to shake off its inhibitions, but her reawakened desire is not a take-home item, with her divorce-lawyer partner mired in a frenzied work life. Soon Abby sets in motion a double life as a high-end escort. Palpably sensual and deliciously contained, Concussion is a keen observation of the complicated contours in one woman’s epic mid-life crisis. 2013, US, 99 minutes.

Free Tickets for Members

Only Walker Film Society ($175+ membership level) and IFP Minnesota members can reserve tickets in advance, starting January 7. RSVP to donors@walkerart.org or call 612.375.7641.

Remaining tickets will be distributed to Walker and IFP Minnesota members on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5 pm at the Walker Box Office on night of screening. Individual members receive one ticket; Dual/Household and above receive two tickets per screening.