Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-TWC present the DVD release of writer-director Stacie Passon’s debut film, CONCUSSION. The film just received a 2014 Film Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Feature (director Passon and producer Rose Troche), as well as two 2013 Gotham Independent Film Award nominations for the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award (Passon) and Breakthrough Actor Award (Robin Weigert). A Grand Jury Prize nominee at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, CONCUSSION will be available on DVD on January 28, 2014 for an SRP of $24.98.
An impressive cast, including Robin Weigert (The Sessions, “Sons of Anarchy,” “Deadwood”), Maggie Siff (“Sons of Anarchy,” Funny People), Johnathan Tchaikovsky (Reservation Road), Janel Moloney (“The West Wing”) and Ben Shankmen (Blue Valentine, “Angels in America”), spin this contemporary tale of a woman’s emotional epiphany and sexual awakening.
Abby (Robin Weigert) may have a loving family and all of the creature comforts in life, but even so, she can’t fight a growing feeling of discontent. That all changes the day a speeding baseball smacks into Abby’s skull causing a concussion and unleashing her latent sexuality that sends her on an erotic journey. She is prompted to acquire a pied-a-terre in Manhattan and works as a high-class escort while keeping her sordid new career a carefully guarded secret from her unsuspecting family.
The Playlist remarked, “Weigert’s full range of emotion is quite staggering: she can be funny, maternal, and flirty all at once, and in a film that relies on her so greatly, she is endlessly watchable,” while Blu-ray.com commented, “It’s an unexpected deviation from the norm, sold with intelligence and intimacy.” CONCUSSION recently made Indiewire’s list of the “10 LGBT Films You Should See” on last summer’s LGBT film festival circuit.
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