After a bad breakup, a down-and-out drag queen flees to the countryside to live alongside his sharp-tongued grandmother who finds herself in a state of decline.
90 min | Feature | Jump Darling | English | Canada
In her last major film performance, Cloris Leachman stars in Jump, Darling as the cantankerous grandmother to Russell, a down-on-his-luck drag queen who’s reeling from a bad break up and escapes to live in the countryside. Wounded and hurting, he slowly returns to life by injecting new energy into the sleepy local gay bar – all while his rapidly declining grandmother desperately fights to steer clear of a retirement home. At once humorous and heartbreaking, the film is an ode to new beginnings and the soulful journey toward healing.
*Screening will be accompanied by a celebrity memorial tribute to Cloris Leachman introduced by Cybill Shepherd, as well as a rare pre-recorded introduction by Cloris Leachman herself.
Director : Phil Connell
Writer : Phil Connell
Producer : Katie Corbridge, Phil Connell
Executive Producer : Karen Harnisch, Allison Black
Cast :Cloris Leachman, Thomas Duplessie, Linda Kash, Andrew Bushell, Sheldon McIntosh “Tynomi Banks”, Mark Caven