Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same
Fiction Feature
$10 online or at the door.
Friday Jun 24, 2011
8:00PMDoors Open
8:30PMLive Music by The Suzan
9:00PMFilm begins
11:30PMAfter Party at Fontana's (105 Eldridge St. btwn Broome St. and Grand St.)
IN THE CASE OF RAIN THE EVENT WILL BE HELD INDOORS AT THE SAME LOCATION. RESTRICTIONS: NO REFUNDS. SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. PHYSICAL SEATS ARE LIMITED. THIS MEANS YOU MAY NOT GET A CHAIR. YOU ARE WELCOME TO BRING A BLANKET AND SIT PICNIC-STYLE, BUT NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.

VENUE
The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
(above New Design High School)
Lower East Side
350 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002
F, J, M, Z to Delancey Street-Essex Street; B, D, Q to Grand Street

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This Show Presented in Partnership With
Newfest
IFC
New York Magazine
Vulture
NY Premiere

Premiering on Gay Pride weekend, this playful send-up of 1950's sci-fi follows a group of lesbian extraterrestrials banished to Earth because their feelings of love cloud up the atmosphere on their home planet. Co-presented with Newfest


Called "A hilarious date movie for couples of all orientations" by the Hollywood Reporter, New York playwright and filmmaker Madeleine Olnek's feature-length debut is the joyously campy tale of extraterrestrial lesbians banished to Earth to experience heartbreak and rid themselves of love, a feeling that clouds up the atmosphere on their home planet. Shot in expressive black-and-white, the movie lovingly sends up 1950's-era sci-fi while honestly dealing with the intricacies of contemporary relationships. This screening is copresented with Newfest, New York City's premier LGBT film organization. Check newfest.org for details about their 2011 festival which will run from July 21-28.


THE FILMS

Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (Madeline Olnek | New York, NY | 76 min.)
Called "A hilarious date movie for couples of all orientations" by the Hollywood Reporter, New York playwright and filmmaker Madeleine Olnek's feature-length debut is the joyously campy tale of extraterrestrial lesbians banished to Earth to experience heartbreak and rid themselves of love, a feeling that clouds up the atmosphere on their home planet. Shot in expressive black-and-white, the movie lovingly sends up 1950's-era sci-fi while honestly dealing with the intricacies of contemporary relationships.

When Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same played in the Midnight section of the Sundance Film Festival, it instantly garnered acclaim for maintaining appeal for genre fans while addressing serious aspects of urban companionship and relationship drama that anyone can understand. With a blend of sophistication and bittersweet vibes, Olnek announces herself as the Roger Corman of Queer Cinema with this highly entertaining low budget effort.

Although it lovingly spoofs B-movie conventions, Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (which plays at Rooftop during Gay Pride weekend) also smartly deconstructs the nuances of the New York dating scene, most notably with a hilarious scene on the dance floor of a crowded pub. Nevertheless, the movie's greatest accomplishment is its emotional core. Olnek manages to legitimately portray the highs and lows of relationships among people with conflicted interests. Few other romantic comedies made today deserve that description.

- Eric Kohn

MUSIC

The Suzan
THE SUZAN are a Japanese all-girl band formed by Rie(Key&G), Saori(Vo&G), Nico(Dr) and Ikue(Ba)-self proclaimed "riot-girls". They gathered as a band in 2004 after sisters Rie and Saori had created a unique sound more influenced by the disslike of what they heard in Japanese Pop music. The music THE SUZAN plays is absolute original sound that takes in every kinds of music; Pop, Wild dance, Punk, Garage Rock and so on. The results THE SUZAN produce is a fresh sound easy to memorize but an exciting new sound for your soul to fall in love with .
THE SUZAN's live shows are full of energy that makes the audience happy, smile, and dance- no matter what the crowd、This exciting live energy comes from their experiences touring supporting such bands as Peter Bjorn and John, The Go-Team, The Bishops, Radio Birdman not only in Japan but in UK, France, Germany and the US- where throws of unsuspecting new fans have sworn allegiance to THE SUZAN. In the summer of 2007, THE SUZAN released their first full album in Japan and toured Europe where they got the attention of Bjorn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John to produce their next record. This long awaited new record, Golden Week For The Poco Poco Beat, is out this fall on Fool's Gold / Downtown, where the first single "Home" has already caused much stir and anticipation for more. THE SUZAN are band you must keep your eyes and ears on to not miss the excitement they will be creating around the world.

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