Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Homebody

Year: 2021
Country: USA
Language: English
Run Time: 75 minutes

Homebody
Homebody
Homebody
Homebody
Homebody

If you're looking for a body swap film in a chaotic “Freaky Friday” style…look elsewhere. Joseph Sackett’s HOMEBODY approaches the trope with a more gentle and steady hand, though chaos does still ensue…Nine-year-old Johnny is attached to his babysitter, Melanie. Her lipstick, her clothes, her humor, her aura. Something about her draws Johnny in, and once he somehow finds himself in her body, he can ask himself why and reflect on the attachment. The exploration of a new body plops Johnny into coming to terms with his identity, simultaneously catapulting him into Melanie’s life, dodging her “boyfriend" and taking on her doula duties. It is during these wild few hours that Johnny questions what the world around him truly is, and where he can fit inside of it. Anchored by a cheerful score and Colby Minifie’s range-scaling performance, HOMEBODY finds the simple joys of imagination, fantasy, and our own intuition. —B.R.

CIFF46 Screenings

Allen Theatre

Thursday, April 07, 2022 at 2:35 PM

Saturday, April 09, 2022 at 7:35 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Related Event
46th CIFF College Program

Sidebars
Comedies
Queer Cinema
Women of the World

Competition
New Direction Competition

Director

Director
Joseph Sackett

Producer
Joy Jorgensen

Screenwriting
Joseph Sackett

Cinematography
Laura Valladao

Editing
Alan Wu

Principal Cast
Colby Minifie, Tre Ryder, Maria Dizzia, Whitmer Thomas, Jasmin Walker

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