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Sweet Disaster @ The Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts & Sciences
September 16 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sweet Disaster starts with a pair of strangers hooking up at an airport bar, and ends months later with the birth of their child. But it’s the stuff in-between which distinguishes this German film from the fluff you ordinarily see in 21st century romcoms.
Frida is a 40 year-old special needs art teacher, and her lover, Felix, a commercial pilot on the rebound. While their relationship gets off to a flying start, it’s not long before the pilot jets away to reunite with his ex, on the same day Frida breaks her happy news to him that she’s pregnant.
But what you won’t see from this setup is the standard angst you’ve come to expect in similar stories. Instead, Frida, dazed and confused by her sudden predicament, begins slowly but surely to creatively rebuild her life. And with the help of friends and neighbors—and one-sided phone calls for advice with her long-dead father—she uses her artistic spirit to rejoin the living. Despite a break-up, a difficult pregnancy, and a lost job, Frida bounces back with gusto in more than a few zany Amélie-esque type moments.”
“Sweet Disaster is a quirky, joyful feature from first-time German filmmaker Laura Lehmus,” says Natalie Caricato, director of Lighthouse International Film Society.
Online tickets – $10.00
At the door tickets – $12.00
LIFSOCIETY – Free