CF D: Katrin Bowen w/ April Telek, Anna Mae Routledge. Canada. 80 min. Sep 11, 5 pm AMC 10; Sep 13, 3 pm AMC 9; Sep 18, 9:15 pm AMC 9 Rating: NNNNN Amateurishly shot and with a laughable screenplay, Bowen’s debut feels like a product of the B-movie industry it depicts, maybe purposefully so.
Jana (Telek) is a 40-year-old washed-up actor who shimmies to auditions, works nights at a club, tutors a wannabe starlet and beds a coke-sniffing DJ. All the while, she kids herself and those around her that she’s about to get her next big break.
Telek’s performance is alternately brave, over the top, endearing and hammy. She’s certainly someone to watch, and it will be interesting to see she how she fares in a better film.