Feature Film Program


Inspired by a true story, a sex and love addict goes into recovery and learns what real intimacy is when she starts making music.

Followed by a live musical performance from stars Charlene deGuzman and John Hawkes!

$16 online or at the door


Tue Jun 19 7:00 PM

The Film


Suzi Yoonessi | USA | 79

Joy (Charlene deGuzman) a 20-something lost soul, realizes she has a problem and seeks help at a 12-step meeting for sex and love addiction. There she meets Maddie (Melissa Leo), who becomes her sponsor. Maddie allows Joy to stay at her grandmother’s guesthouse if she agrees to go 30 days off boys, sex, and romance. Joy struggles to get sober and Maddie suggests she find a hobby. Joy finds a drum kit in the garage and meets Jim (John Hawkes), Maddie's clinically awkward brother. Joy and Jim create music together, and a secret friendship develops. Joy teaches Jim to take risks with his music and his heart, and Jim shows Joy that she can have a healthy relationship with a man as a friend.



"Equipped with a childlike voice — think Joanna Newsom — Surma masters every instrument that is around her. She studied double bass in a jazz school, but that never stopped her from learning every instrument she could reach. Her sonic blend combines ambient music, post-rock and jazz influences. The result? A really unique, warm and intimate sound. Ethereal melodies created by a one-woman-band that will take you to another place." - Europavox

Event Details

7:00 PM
Doors Open
7:45 PM
Live Music by Surma
8:30 PM
Film Begins
10:00 PM
Q&A with Filmmaker Suzi Yoonessi and Stars Charlene deGuzman and John Hawkes
10:30 PM
Live music from Charlene deGuzman and John Hawkes
11:00 PM
After-Party sponsored by Corona Extra, Freixenet, Ketel One Family Made Vodka, and Fever-Tree
No refunds. In the event of rain, show will be held indoors at the same location. No outside alcohol is permitted.


The William Vale

111 N 12th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249

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