D E E P PRESENTS: CONGRATULATIONS DEBBY
dir. Roger Hayn
2018, 77 mins
WORLD PREMIERE! *FILMMAKER IN PERSON*
(This event is $10.)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25 – 7:30 PM
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25 – 10:00 PM
D E E P is a showcase of experimental films, web videos, and art pieces unearthed from the darker side of the internet, lovingly curated by filmmaker Chris Osborn. Founded in 2013 by Osborn during his time working as a Vimeo staff member, D E E P began as a channel that existed to showcase a burgeoning community of artists making groundbreaking work designed with the internet in mind. Now, with over 100,000 followers online, four years of IRL screenings and a monthly webseries in collaboration with Memory, D E E P is suiting up to premiere its first feature length film: Roger Hayn’s CONGRATULATIONS DEBBY.
Debby, already a proud mother of three, is overjoyed to learn that she is pregnant once again. Thrilled with the bright possibilities of the future, she is determined to share her good news with friends, family, and acquaintances. Yet despite the magnitude of her announcement, nobody in town seems to be quite as excited as Debby. To make matters worse, her children are too busy to even return her phone calls. The further Debby pushes to surprise her loved ones with the news, the faster her world hurtles in a direction she never imagined. A warped, uncanny melodrama which plunges into the depths of its protagonist’s interiors, CONGRATULATIONS DEBBY is both a shape-shifting mystery film as well as an exercise in formal distortion.
A conversation between Hayn and Osborn will follow both screenings.