PÖFF 2016: Katie Says Goodbye

Katie Says Goodbye

Genre

Drama

Director

Wayne Roberts

Run time

1h 28min

"Katie Says Goodbye" is the story of an optimistic and kindhearted young woman named Katie.

Living in a struggling desert town in Arizona composed of little more than a trailer park and a small diner, Katie dreams of a new life in San Francisco. In order to best save the necessary funds to leave her desolate town and start anew, Katie prostitutes herself to a handful of regulars that frequent the diner she waitresses at.

As Katie draws near to saving the funds she believes her new life requires, she encounters a young ex- convict named Bruno. Katie quickly falls in love, much to the dismay of Bruno’s coworkers at the local auto body shop. As a relationship with Bruno begins to form, the delicate harmony of their small town slowly begins to fall into disarray.

Shot through with the poignant lyricism of a Tom Waits ballad, Katie Says Goodbye follows its heroine's brutal journey from innocence to experience. Katie's disarming honesty and compulsive gratitude make her both endearing and an easy target. But by the film's end we take consolation in her tenacity and her youth — no matter how many times life may knock her down, this girl is going places. - Jane Schoettle, Toronto film festival

Genre

Drama

Director

Wayne Roberts

Run time

1h 28min

"Katie Says Goodbye" is the story of an optimistic and kindhearted young woman named Katie.

Living in a struggling desert town in Arizona composed of little more than a trailer park and a small diner, Katie dreams of a new life in San Francisco. In order to best save the necessary funds to leave her desolate town and start anew, Katie prostitutes herself to a handful of regulars that frequent the diner she waitresses at.

As Katie draws near to saving the funds she believes her new life requires, she encounters a young ex- convict named Bruno. Katie quickly falls in love, much to the dismay of Bruno’s coworkers at the local auto body shop. As a relationship with Bruno begins to form, the delicate harmony of their small town slowly begins to fall into disarray.

Shot through with the poignant lyricism of a Tom Waits ballad, Katie Says Goodbye follows its heroine's brutal journey from innocence to experience. Katie's disarming honesty and compulsive gratitude make her both endearing and an easy target. But by the film's end we take consolation in her tenacity and her youth — no matter how many times life may knock her down, this girl is going places. - Jane Schoettle, Toronto film festival

Info

Rating

(none)

Production year

2016

Local distributor

Pimedate Ööde Filmifestival MTÜ

In cinema

11/24/2016