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|Asian Spectrum: Post 98 Indonesian Women’s Cinema (9)||Polemics: Maternity in Question (6)|
|Transmediascape (8)||Queer Rainbow: Generation to Generation (13)|
|Open Cinema (4)||Asian Short Film & Video Competition (19)|
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Best First Canadian Feature / Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film & Video Festival 2009 Program Note
Jury Award \'Best Female Feature\' / Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2008
Jess meets Casey, a very openly gay woman and the two quickly form a strong romantic bond which forces Jess to come to terms with her true sexuality; risking her family and hurting her best friend/husband.
What if I find a woman who makes my heart pound stronger than my husband?
Jess is leading a fine married life with her kind husband. But their communication does not often last long and she doesn’t feel like sleeping with him. For her, it comes as a shock to meet Cathy, a homosexual, but she cannot resist it. Being confused and excited at the same time, Jess asks Cathy: how do you know you are homosexual when you do not have an experience of dating a man? To which Cathy replies: how do you know you are not a cat person when you do not have an experience of kissing it?
People think they know their sexuality by instinct. Most of them do not question if they are indeed heterosexual. But this could be, seen in the case of Jess, the result of the education that forces the sense of guilt and fear against homosexuality from the childhood. It becomes more complicated and difficult to admit one’s different sexuality when it comes to the matter of having a child.
This film puts more focus on how sexuality is received by individuals rather than how it is discriminated or alienated by the society, with a calm and delicate touch. (PARK Mi-young)
Best First Canadian Feature / Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film & Video Festival 2009
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Heather was born in Toronto Canada and graduated from the three year Broadcasting Program as a Film Major at Niagara College Canada. Since graduation in 2003 she has started up her own Independent film company, To Each Her Own Films. Heather has completed a short film entitled Envoy, a documentary on same-sex marriage entitled I DO? . This film had its world premiere at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, where it received an award for best Gay Film. Heather has also written a feature film script entitled Innate Responses and is currently seeking funding and a producer.