GAME GIRLS follows Teri and her girlfriend Tiahna as they navigate their relationship through the chaotic world of Los Angeles’ Skid Row, the “homeless capital of the U.S.” A dilemma sometimes fuels the tensions between the two women: if Tiahna has resigned herself to a life of fending for yourself and petty smuggling in the streets of Skid Row, Teri is driven by a powerful desire to move on. Together with other homeless women, they attend a weekly Expressive Arts workshop where they are looking to reflect, dream, and heal. Can their love survive the violence of their past and their current environment?
Filmed with empathy and intimacy, GAME GIRLS is meant to be a visceral and immersive cinematic experience. From one scene to another, emotional and associative links create a feeling of fluidity within the sensory overload that life on Skid Row brings with it.
90 min I Expected for 2017 I Color I VOEN et VOSTFR
Production Films de Force Majeure (FR) I Blinker Film (DE)
Distribution Doc & Film international
Visa N° 139 635
Eurimages I Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, in partnership with the CNC I ZDF in cooperation with Arte I MEDIA Programme of the European Union I NRW I Région Nouvelle Aquitaine (conception)/Agence Régionale Écla I Centre national des arts plastiques (National Centre for Visual Arts), France I Cinéfeel Dotation I CNC
Written and directed by Alina Skrzeszewska
Producers Jean-Laurent Csinidis, Meike Martens,
Creative Producer US Kelly Parker
Editing Emmanuelle Baude