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

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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