Tuesday, March 6 at 9pm
Dim The Fluorescents
Directed by Daniel Warth
Rated PG: coarse & sexual language; violence
Follows the friendship and creative partnership between struggling actor Audrey and aspiring playwright, Lillian. Lacking a proper outlet for their creativity, they funnel all of their considerable passion and talent into the only paying work they can find: role-playing demonstrations for corporate seminars. With copious re-writes and rehearsals, immersive lighting and sound design, and wildly uninhibited performances, the duo attempts to elevate these ostensibly educational presentations to the realm of high art... all for bewildered audiences of mid-level office employees.
As wryly funny as it is unexpectedly poignant, Dim The Fluorescents is a one-of-a-kind portrait of the artistic life and process in the unlikeliest of settings.
“WARTH MAKES AN INTOXICATING FEATURE DEBUT HERE AND CEMENTS HIS STATUS AS ONE OF THIS COUNTRY'S MOST EXCITING, RAW VOICES.”
- Barry Hertz, The Globe and Mail
“DANIEL WARTH'S ENDLESSLY SURPRISING CANADIAN COMEDY WAS THE MOST IMPRESSIVE DEBUT FEATURE I'VE SEEN IN A WHILE.”
- Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
“ENJOYABLE AND COMPLEX”
- Kevin Rakestraw, Film Pulse
“SHARP YET ULTIMATELY POIGNANT”
- Phil Guie, Film-Forward
Won Best Narrative Feature at the Slamdance Film Festival 2017
Nominated for Best International Feature Film at the Fabrique Du Cinéma Awards 2017