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13th(2011)



Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same

Madeleine OLNEK

  • USA
  • 2011
  • 76min
  • HD
  • color/black and white
  • SF


 Synopsis
 Three lesbian aliens are sent to Earth. Their mission? To have their hearts broken by earthlings so their overactive emotions won’t destroy the ozone of their planet. As the fetching extraterrestrials search for romance on the New York lesbian dating scene, one finds love with Jane, an eager stationery store clerk who is oblivious to the fact that she’s dating an alien.


 


 Program Note
 Three aliens, with bald head, monotone speech, and strange costumes, are sent down to Earth. They believe their romantic emotions to be toxic to the atmosphere of their planet Zots and threatening to their lives. Their mission is to get their hearts broken on Earth where such heartbreak is a given. These three alines, Zylar, Bar, and Zoinx, start to research and enjoy the lives on Earth. In doing so, Zylar and Bar happen to fall into an unfortunate romance with each other, while Zoinx meets Jane, an Earthling, and fall into their own love, too. Meanwhile, two undercover government agents tumble into a boisterous espionage trying to cover up the existence of the aliens.
 Will romantic emotions really threaten the lesbian aliens? Will the slack government agents be able to find the spaceship? The witty setups and comical aliens watching Earth with their unique viewpoints bring an unprecedented experience to the audience. This sci-fi B movie is paradoxically persuasive in that vulnerable romance on Earth may not be as much worth as it takes to keep. (BAE Su-kyung)
 

Director

  • Madeleine OLNEKMadeleine OLNEK

    Madeleine OLNEK is a New York City based playwright and filmmaker. She was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship for her third feature film, Wild Nights With Emily, which premiered at SXSW 2018. Her debut feature Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same premiered at Sundance 2011 and screened at MoMA and The Viennale. Her second feature The Foxy Merkins, included screenings at Sundance 2014, BAM Cinemafest, Lincoln Center, and an NYC theatrical run at IFP. OLNEK was awarded best female short film director at Sundance in 2009, by LA’s Women in Film organization. As a playwright, OLNEK has been commissioned by Dixon Place, the Atlantic Theater, The Actor’s Theater of Louisville, and the Public theater. She is one of the authors of A Practical Handbook for The Actor, a widely used acting textbook. OLNEK graduated from NYU with a BFA in drama, holds an MFA in playwriting from Brown University, and earned an MFA in film from Columbia University as a William Goldman Screenwriting Fellow.

Credit

  • ProducerMadeleine OLNEK, Laura TERRUSO
  • Cast Lisa HAAS, Susan ZIEGLER, Jackie MONAHAN
  • Screenwriter Madeleine OLNEK
  • Cinematography Nat BOUMAN
  • Art director Rebecca CONROY
  • Editor Curtis GROUT
  • Music Elisabeth PIEROTTI
  • Sound Alan GUSS