directed by Ali Weinstein
USA/Canada, 2017, English, 76 minutes
Sunday, April 15, 2018, 5:00 PM — Plaza Theatre
All throughout the United States, there exists a vibrant and mythical subculture dedicated to the existence of real life mermaids. In the exploration of the history and present of this peculiar passion, Mermaids takes us on a journey into the lives of five incredible women who spend their free time, and sometime work hours, donning full-size tails at pools, beaches, and bars. In watching them transform into the sea-creatures of their dreams, we gain beautiful insight into the complicated lives of women who differ in every way but are drawn to the same ideal of unearthly beauty and freedom.
Cast + Credits
Director: Ali Weinstein
Cast: Cookie De Jesus, Ralph De Jesus, Julz Owen, Rachel Smith, Laurie Smith, & Vicki Smith
Writer: Ali Weinstein
Cinematography: Catherine Lutes
Editing: Robert Swartz
Producers: Caitlin Durlak
Screens with short film:
Pink Dolphin | directed by Tuo Kan, USA, 4:11
A story about the one and only Pink Dolphin living in the ocean looking for his companions and trying to survive from the assaults and taunts of other sea creatures.