Jane finds herself overwhelmed by the loss by suicide of her best friend, Fiona. In an effort to heal, she begins helping Fiona’s widow, Gemma, care for their seven-year-old son. Unexpectedly, their relationship changes from a tentative friendship into a much deeper affair that helps them to cope but threatens their ability to heal. My Fiona is a very compelling look at suicide through the eyes of those left behind. Actress-turned-writer/director (and Pittsburgh Shorts’ alum) Kelly Walker’s debut feature is quietly devastating but never without hope: a poignant and realistic portrait of love and loss with an incredible performance by the late Jeanette Maus in the role of Jane.
Official Selection – Florida, Burbank, Harlem International Film Festivals
Winner – Jury Prize for Best LGBQT Feature Film – Burbank International Film Festival
"In its honest and multi-faceted depiction of grief, My Fiona is a standout success, highlighting the complexities of loss whilst avoiding moral judgment." - Megan Christopher, Film Daze
Sunday, November 14, 3:15pm | Kelly Strayhorn Theater
Tuesday, November 16, 7pm | The Tull Family Theater
This film is screened in collaboration with ReelQ Film Festival.
Watch the trailer below: