2015 USA Film Festival: Songs She Wrote About People She Knows
Photo by Jonathon Spooner
Songs She Wrote About People She Knows is a laugh-out-loud uniquely quirky meta-comedy by Canadian writer- director Kris Elgstrand, starring Arabella Bushnell as Carol, an unhappy and emotionally repressed forty-something who resorts to music therapy to work through her personal issues, singing her deepest – and often darkest – feelings that she can’t otherwise give voice to.
The results are unintended and hilarious: She alienates a number of friends and acquaintances (with some going so far as to call the police), and inadvertently inspires her boss, Dave (Brad Dryborough). to quit his job and take another stab at his dream of becoming a rock star – but not before firing Carol and persuading her to join him. Both pour their savings into an LP that will make and/or break them. Cheeky and offbeat, with cleverly mordant music and memorable performances.