Don't Talk to Irene @ 2:30pm

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    • Saturday June 23, 2018
      2:30 pm - 3:54 pm
  • Location: GTCN channel 2.3
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Summary Sentence: An overweight 15-year-old girl dreams of becoming a high-school cheerleader, but gets suspended and must perform two weeks of community service at a retirement home. There, she tries to turn the elderly residents into an unlikely dance troupe.

Full Summary: Irene Willis (Michelle McLeod) lives in a town deemed the most insignificant geographical location in North America. The cycle of life is predictable and bland, something 15-year-old Irene, "the fattest girl in high school," might just be able to shake up. Fueled by the dream of becoming a cheerleader, but constantly told by both her overprotective mother and society that she isn't exactly a fit for the role, Irene turns to her confidante and all-around god: Geena Davis. Speaking to Irene via the A League of Their Own poster on her bedroom wall, Geena provides the inspiration and tough no-nonsense motivation she needs to face her bullies and follow her passions. When Irene gets suspended and is forced to do community service at a retirement home — run by discipline freak Barrett (Scott Thompson) — alongside her bullies and her new friend, Tesh (a gender non-conforming, glitzy dreamer), an opportunity arises. If she can't be a high-school cheerleader, maybe she can turn her new-found circle of elderly friends into an unlikely dance troupe. Pat Mills established himself with his dark comedy Guidance (TIFF '14) and brings to Don't Talk to Irene his smart, sly, and sharp humor. This is an empowering comedy about acceptance on your own terms. Disarmingly honest, Irene goes through the world with no filter, quick repartee, and an underlying sense of potential achievement. She just needs a bit of a lift to soar. You go, girl! GTCN Movie Schedule Don't Talk to Irene (2017) - IMDb

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Irene Willis (Michelle McLeod) lives in a town deemed the most insignificant geographical location in North America. The cycle of life is predictable and bland, something 15-year-old Irene, "the fattest girl in high school," might just be able to shake up. Fueled by the dream of becoming a cheerleader, but constantly told by both her overprotective mother and society that she isn't exactly a fit for the role, Irene turns to her confidante and all-around god: Geena Davis. Speaking to Irene via the A League of Their Own poster on her bedroom wall, Geena provides the inspiration and tough no-nonsense motivation she needs to face her bullies and follow her passions.

When Irene gets suspended and is forced to do community service at a retirement home — run by discipline freak Barrett (Scott Thompson) — alongside her bullies and her new friend, Tesh (a gender non-conforming, glitzy dreamer), an opportunity arises. If she can't be a high-school cheerleader, maybe she can turn her new-found circle of elderly friends into an unlikely dance troupe.

Pat Mills established himself with his dark comedy Guidance (TIFF '14) and brings to Don't Talk to Irene his smart, sly, and sharp humor. This is an empowering comedy about acceptance on your own terms. Disarmingly honest, Irene goes through the world with no filter, quick repartee, and an underlying sense of potential achievement. She just needs a bit of a lift to soar. You go, girl!

GTCN Movie Schedule

Don't Talk to Irene (2017) - IMDb

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Georgia Tech Cable Network (GTCN)

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Faculty/Staff, Public, Undergraduate students
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GTCN, free movies, flicks, matinee
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  • Created By: hchoi339
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jun 14, 2018 - 4:43pm
  • Last Updated: Jun 19, 2018 - 12:24pm