Jean of the Joneses

Stella MeghieCanada86 minutes201614AColourEnglish

View Jean of the Joneses during the Jean of the Joneses preceded by The Railpath Hero and Short Hymn, Silent War event.

A hit at TIFF 2016, Stella Meghie's whip-smart comedy focuses on twentysomething writer Jean (Taylour Paige), who seeks solace from a failed relationship and a vista of unenticing career prospects by hanging out with her mother, grandmother, and two aunts in their Brooklyn apartment. The death of the clan's estranged patriarch, and the ensuing chaos as the women attempt to plan his funeral, compels the assorted Joneses to confront their complex family history, end their constant bickering and judging, and do their best to figure themselves out and understand each other.

FamilyRelationshipsFemale ExperienceComedyDramaCanadaFirst FeatureBlack + African DiasporaFemale Director