BIG DEAL, SO WHAT is an upbeat, stylish, playfully poignant film about what life is not supposed to be like. Set in the polyester 70’s BIG DEAL, SO WHAT is a deceptively simple look at the social dislocation of Rachel – a young teen unsure of her future pursuits. Rachel leaves home only to discover that the problems she hoped to be rid of are part and parcel of a much bigger picture. By enduring a number of mild misunderstandings, subtle miscues, and disconcerting episodes she learns that in the creep infested adult world lucky numbers can no longer be trusted. Much to Rachel’s chagrin it is an unexpected gesture of goodwill from mother to daughter that brings her to the threshold of an exhilarating post-suburban independence.

 

Featuring: SHEILA HETI  – JANE SPIDELL  – JACK NICHOLSEN  AMANDA STEPTO  – BARNA MORICZ  – ANN HOLLOWAY
also appearing –  MARTTI ARKKO – JASON CADIEUX – BARBARA CHILCOTT  – DANIEL MacIVOR

produced by HADLEY OBODIAC & SU RYNARD
cinematography KIM DERKO
editor CAROLINE CHRISTIE
sound design PHIL STRONG
original score REID DIAMOND

23 minutes, colour, 1995 16mm