Clashing Differences

The all-white board of the House of Womxn has been told to diversify, or they can’t attend a prestigious conference. Reluctantly, they task a junior member, who believes that being from East Germany makes her a minority, with collecting suitable candidates because she has “connections to those communities”—indeed, she is sleeping with two of the invitees. Those who trek out to the Nazi hotbed of Brandenburg include a powerhouse lawyer adopted from Vietnam, her estranged “white saviour” mother, a Black high fashion matriarch, a disabled immigrant, and a nonbinary filmmaker. The guests clash, revealing painful differences but ultimately addressing their similarities.

Punchy, darkly funny, and caustically subversive, this film takes a candid look at issues including tokenism and colourism. German filmmaker Merle Grimme made this film as part of her graduation thesis and ensured her crew was as diverse as the cast.

This film has been rated PG by BC Consumer Protection with an advisory for coarse language.

We are pleased to provide no barrier FREE admission to the August 11 screening of this film and the same-day screening of This Place, made possible by support from Downtown Van. Just register for a ticket to secure your seat!