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The Ring Thing

Directed by William Sullivan

USA / 2017 / 115 mins

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The Ring Thing

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
Saturday, September 23 9:15 PM Buy Tickets

Description

When filmmaker Sarah accidentally proposes to her girlfriend Kristen, it just might mean the end of their relationship instead of a new beginning. While Kristen is enthusiastic at the prospect, it turns out that Sarah has deep-seated fears of marriage, rooted in her own parents’ divorce. A happy, romantic lesbian relationship threatened by a heteronormative institution—of course! The conflicting attitudes of the couple are played out in this fictional drama and also through documentary interviews with same-sex couples on their thoughts about marriage, which are framed as Sarah’s own footage—her filmmaker-means of trying to understand her fear of this formalized commitment, or, rather, her fear of its failure and an ultimately-certain divorce. Meanwhile, while Sarah is working on her issues, Kristen has lost her old job, been offered a new job in a different city, and is not sure she can wait for Sarah to figure out what she wants. Will the ring become a broken circle, or remain a symbol of unity? Actor Nicole J. Pursell expected in attendance!

Dates & Times

The Ring Thing

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
Saturday, September 23 9:15 PM Buy Tickets