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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.

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