Director/Producer Michelle Ehlen returns to OUTFEST with her feature film “Maybe Someday;” screening Saturday, July 23, 7pm
By Oliver Carnay
Maybe Someday will have its Los Angeles premiere at the Outfest LA Film Festival July 23rd at the Director’s Guild and is also available via streaming online July 24-26. For more details and how to get tickets, please go to www.outfestla.org.
An LGBTQ feature film highlighting different aspects of love and heartbreak, Maybe Someday is a nostalgic and moving journey written and directed by Michelle Ehlen. The film is Ehlen’s fifth feature and first dramedy, her prior films most notably being the first lesbian comedy trilogy – Butch Jamie, Heterosexual Jill, and S&M Sally. Maybe Someday stars Ehlen along with Shaela Cook (Heterosexual Jill, S&M Sally), Charlie Steers, and Eliza Blair (The Book of Queer).
The story follows the character of Jay (Ehlen – great job starring, directing and producing this film!), a non-binary photographer in her 40s, battling a mixture of denial and depression as she attempts to move across the country in the midst of separating from her wife (Jeneen Robinson). Along the way, she takes a detour to stay with her high school best friend (Cook) who Jay used to be secretly in love with before she came out as a lesbian, and befriends a charismatic but complicated gay man (Charlie Steers gives a wonderful take on his character here) who has long given up on love. Struggling to move forward with the next chapter of her life, memories of the past resurface as Jay grapples with the inevitable cycles of love, loss, and letting go.
Ehlen’s past films have collectively screened at over 100 festivals around the world and have won 20 awards including Best Actress from Outfest LA, Best Feature from the Chicago LGBTQ Film Festival, and Best Director from the Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival. The films have gone on to wide releases on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon.
For more information about this film, getting tickets, and other films at Outfest, please go to www.outfestla.org.