DAY 4 | Sat, July 25, 2020 | 3rd Show | 3.30 PM

Director: Lisa Donato
95 min / 2019 / USA / English / In Competition

In 1986, ten-year-old Tate Millikin (Jackson Robert Scott) is uprooted from the big city and unwillingly moved to the suburbs of Kansas City, where he is forced to spend a lonely summer bearing witness to his parents’ disintegrating marriage. Tate ends up befriending his new next-door neighbors - recently retired English professor, Edward Bryant and his transgender daughter, Gossamer (Transparent fame Alexandra Grey). Despite his father’s knee-jerk transphobia and his mother’s misplaced protectiveness, Tate forms a deep friendship with fellow misfit Gossamer, that changes his life and the lives of their families.

LISA DONATO is an award-winning director, writer, and activist based in Austin, TX. Her award-winning work has screened at hundreds of film, music, and art festivals worldwide. Many of her short films have screened at KASHISH like Sugarhiccup (2015, screened at 6th KASHISH) Spunkle (2016, screened at 7th KASHISH) and Foxy Trot (2018, screened at 9th KASHISH). The first feature screenplay that she co-wrote with Fawzia Mirza, Signature Move (2017), a coming-of-age drama about Muslim woman wrestler went on to become a festival favorite and was the Opening Film at 8th KASHISH 2017. Gossamer Folds marks Donato’s directorial debut. She is also a taco-enthusiast dedicated to making the world a little more tolerable.

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