The Sleepy Time Gal

2001, U.S., 108m, DCP

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Screened June 24, 2023

Two women search for meaning in lost loves and missed chances. As one mother (Jacqueline Bisset) looks to her past, including a past love (Seymour Cassel), to gain strength to face the future, a daughter (Martha Plimpton) investigates the emotional wounds which have kept her from finding love.

Official selection: Sundance Film Festival, Filmfest München, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Rencontres internationales de cinéma à Paris, Vancouver International Film Festival, MIFF Milano Film Festival, BFI London International Film Festival, Moscow International Film Festival

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A film by Christopher Münch

A lovingly crafted patchwork quilt, sewn by hand, billowing as it falls over the
bed… Sleepy Time Gal is about searching, trying to complete one’s self, not as a quest but as a biological urge.”

Kent Jones, Film Comment

A sharply constructed, remarkably open exploration of family dynamics and social history.”

Patrick Z. McGavin, Indiewire