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ENCOUNTERS

MEET MONICA VELOUR

Directed by Keith Bearden
FEATURE NARRATIVE 97 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE MEET MONICA VELOUR

For Tobe, a nerdy, horny, frizzy-haired cineaste who doesn't quite fit in with the average contemporary teen, the pinnacle of womanhood is Monica Velour (Kim Cattrall), a soft-core actress who reached the zenith of her career in the 1980s. When Tobe learns that his love idol is headlining hundreds of miles away at the Gentlemen's Petting Zoo in Indiana, he drives off with carefree glory—in his grandfather's (Brian Dennehy) used Weinermobile, no less—filled with the hope of meeting her. When Tobe defends Monica's honor against ruffians who taunt the aging erotic starlet off the stage, he lands a pity invite into Monica's trailer. As the two begin an unlikely friendship, Tobe's unripe romantic impulses entangle with her messy life as a struggling single mother embroiled in a custody battle for her only daughter.

Catch Cattrall (Sex and the City) as you've never seen her before—delivering her trademark sass and powerful sexuality, but deftly enriched with a range of emotional nuance. After two award-winning short films, Keith Bearden's directorial debut is an offbeat, tender comedy about growing up too fast and recognizing love no matter what shape or age.

About the Director(s)
Keith Bearden's 2005 short The Raftman's Razor was named best short at the SXSW, Seattle, and Montreal film festivals and is in the permanent collection at MoMA. He is the recipient of Showtime's Tony Cox Award for Screenwriting and in 2008 received a Guggenheim Fellowship for filmmaking.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Encounters
  • Year:
    2009
  • Length:
    97 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Primary Cast:
    Kim Cattrall, Dustin Ingram, Brian Dennehy, Keith David, Jee Young Han, Daniel Yelsky
  • Director:
    Keith Bearden
  • Screenwriter:
    Keith Bearden
  • Producer:
    Gary Gilbert, Jordan Horowitz

Contacts
  • Director's Manager
    Joe Ikeda
    Asmik Ace Entertainment, INC.
    Tokyo, 106-8553 Phone: 81-3-5413-4352
    joe@asmik-ace.co.jp
  • Press Contact
    Seth Hyman
    42West
    New York, NY 10036
    Phone: 646 467 9053
    seth.hyman@42west.net
  • Acquisitions Executive
    Jordan Horowitz
    Gilbert Films
    Los Angeles, CA 90069
    Phone: (310) 288-3000
    jhorowitz@gilbertfilms.com
  • Director
    Keith Bearden
  • Submitter
    Shauna Bogetz
    Gilbert Films
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
    Phone: 310 288 3000
  • Director's Manager
    Joe Ikeda
    Asmik Ace Entertainment, INC.
    Tokyo, 106-8553 Phone: 81-3-5413-4352
    joe@asmik-ace.co.jp
  • Press Contact
    Seth Hyman
    42West
    New York, NY 10036
    Phone: 646 467 9053
    seth.hyman@42west.net
  • Acquisitions Executive
    Jordan Horowitz
    Gilbert Films
    Los Angeles, CA 90069
    Phone: (310) 288-3000
    jhorowitz@gilbertfilms.com
  • Director
    Keith Bearden
  • Submitter
    Shauna Bogetz
    Gilbert Films
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
    Phone: 310 288 3000

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