Last night the official Gossamer Folds instagram updated to say that although they had planned to begin the film festival circuit in May – due to Covid-19 that obviously wasn’t possible. So for the moment they are going to be attending some virtual film festivals – and they also shared a new production still of Shane as Billy! I have added it to the gallery for you to check out as well as 2 others which you might have have already seen! So far it seems that Gossamer Folds will be attending the fifth annual TEXAS WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL – and as the closing film – such an honor! There will be a cast Q&A following the screening but at the moment there are no details as to which cast members (fingers crossed for Shane!)
The lineup focuses solely on the work of visionary female filmmakers, including many based in Texas. There’s also an emphasis on documentaries and on LGBTQIA+ themes.
The opening film is Tahara, a teenage comedy by Olivia Peace, and the closer is Gossamer Folds by Lisa Donato.
Gossamer Folds is set in 1986 and follows a 10-year-old boy whose parents are having marriage troubles and who finds solace in a friendship with his next-door neighbors: a retired college professor and his transgender daughter, Gossamer. It’s a high-wattage cast with Alexandra Gray, Sprague Greyden, Shane West, Ethan Suplee, Jen Richards, and Yeardley Smith.
Some films will be exclusive screenings with a set time, but most can be viewed at any time, starting August 13 at 5 pm until midnight August 16.
Q&As and panels are still to be announced, and will be posted online at wtxff.eventive.org/.Source: Culture Map Dallas
Gossamer Folds will also be screening at Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival:
Other movies to screen at the Bentonville festival this year include a world premiere for Sujata Day’s Definition Please, starring Katrina Bowden and LeVar Burton; Lisa Donato’s Gossamer Folds; Lanie Zipoy’s The Subject, starring Jason Biggs and Aunjanue Ellis; and Hisonni Johnson’s Take Out Girl, where a desperate 20-year-old Asian girl parlays her Chinese food delivery expertise into a profitable drug hustle.Source: Hollywood Reporter
And – last but not least – on the Bentonville Film Festival official site you can view the first official trailer for Gossamer Folds and as always, Shane is amazing! He is so great at playing bad, I can’t wait to see him as Billy – as nasty a character as he is – check it out below! Screencaptures have been added to the gallery.