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Suicide Kale

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 7:00pm
Piedmont Theatre
4186 Piedmont Ave
Oakland  CA  94611
United States

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Co-presented by: Oakland Underground Film Festival

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A Frameline40 festival favorite, Suicide Kale is back in the Bay for a free screening; one night only! A micro-budget dark comedy about a brunch gone wrong, Suicide Kale is the tale of two couples, one day, and a mysterious suicide note. Featuring Jasika Nicole (Scandal, Fringe) and actor/writer Brittani Nichols (Transparent, Words with Girls), this hilarious oft-improvised film was shot in just five days with an intimate cast and crew primarily made of queer women of color.

Jordan and Billie are the perfect established lesbian couple … or so it seems. Jasmine and Penny, meanwhile have been together for a month and are still getting to know each other. They’re also finding time to sneak away to their friends’ bedroom to “get to know each other.” But in the midst of a discreet quickie, Jasmine and Penny stumble upon an anonymous suicide note and proceed to devise a strategy to uncover the identity of the author. When nothing goes according to plan, Jasmine and Penny depend on their oft-misguided intuition to get to the root of this crisis, leading up to the films unexpected conclusion. Mostly improvised, Suicide Kale’s small cast entertains throughout with diatribes on masturbation, shared custody of the queer family dog, and whether or not it’s a good idea to decorate your home with items that once belonged to a neighbor who died in a hot tub.