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April 28–May 4, 2017

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Below Her Mouth

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Film still: Below Her Mouth


"Focuses on a love affair as unlikely as it is urgent"
  —Washington Post
"Destined to be one of the year's most provocative releases... an erotic tour de force of uninhibited filmmaking exploring the nature of intimacy, sexuality, and the female gaze"
  —Film Stage

One of the boldest and sexiest dramas of the year, Below Her Mouth, directed by April Mullen, tells the story of an unexpected romance between two women whose passionate connection changes their lives forever. Jasmine (Natalie Krill) is a successful fashion editor living with her fiancé, Rile (Sebastian Pigott). On a night out in the city with her best friend, she meets Dallas (Erika Linder), a roofer recently out of a relationship. Jasmine is taken by surprise when Dallas confidently hits on her and she turns Dallas down. However, Dallas continues her cool, self-assured advances and in a matter of days, they embark on a steamy affair. It feels like a fantasy world compared to Jasmine's life and plans with Rile, but soon reality rears its head, and she will have to face the profound changes their sudden romance has wrought in her.

Below Her Mouth is a rarity in more than one way: it is a film shot with an entirely female crew, as well as an uncommonly frank look at the all-encompassing nature of attraction, when sexual attraction overwhelms all other aspects of a healthy partnership. (Toronto International Film Festival)

Directed by April Mullen, Canada, 2016, 92 mins.


  • Fri., April 28 at 8:45 pm
  • Sat., April 29 at 8:45 pm
  • Sun., April 30 at 7:45 pm
  • Mon.–Thurs., May 1–4 at 8:45 pm
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$10 general admission

$5 for Facets Members

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