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Synopsis: Colleen invites Eleanor to meet her in a diner late at night. They haven’t spoken in years — and Colleen has something to say.

Run Time

12 minutes


Katherine Bourne Taylor
Mary Tilden

Directed by

Dani Wieder

Executive Producer

Michael Druyanoff

Produced by

Mary Tilden
Katherine Bourne Taylor
Dani Wieder

Edited by

Lindsay Rynne

Director's Statement

Five years ago, I read a short play on New Play Exchange by Chicago playwright Calamity West. It was a story of two estranged women, reuniting in a diner. I was struck by the way the script portrayed the women as full, nuanced characters — full of contradiction, like we all are. It is sadly rare to find depictions of women that are crafted with so much care. In 2017, I finally directed the play for a theater festival. Now knowing the play better, it occurred to me that I could do this delicate, intimate story more justice if it were a film. With Calamity’s blessing, I set about building a team of film and theater artists in Chicago to bring it to life, prioritizing women on every level of production.

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