Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same
Madeline Olnek 2010
Fiction Feature

Friday Jun 24, 2011
$10 online or at the door.
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

SHOW
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.

SHARE THIS ON

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

Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (Madeline Olnek | New York, NY | 76 min.)

Official Link: http://www.codependentlesbianspacealienseekssame.com

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


« Previous: Clear BlueNext: Commercial Kings »
Join Mailing List

Follow Rooftop FilmsFacebookTwitterMySpace
About Rooftop Films

Rooftop Films is a New York based non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists.


NY Magazine Eastern Effects Edgeworx Studios Sailor Jerry Vulture SXSW Film NEA Listrak Two Boots Pizza Ray-ban Festology The Ford Foundation Fledgling Fund IFP NYSCA NYCulture indieWIRE Dirty Bandits Brigade marketing Listrak Intrepid Travel Radeberger Clausthaler