Johnny On The Moon
Film Block: P Cinema: LAB 2 Date: 03.03.18 Time: 12.45-2.15 PM
Johnny on the Moon
Director: Eva Everett Irving
Runtime: 30 mins
Genre: Drama / Fantasy / LGBT / Men
It is July, 1969. While man steps foot on the moon, two young men escape into their imaginations in the wilderness of Northern Ontario. Their love for one another is clear, when Johnny asks Max to never open the door to the floor of their cabin. Max complies, but with the passing of time, the lines between reality and make-believe blur together, and the boys are confronted with unspeakable memories of the Vietnam war, the possibility that they never left it, and what lies beneath the door the in the floor.
Eva Everett Irving is a Canadian/American, transgender woman, living in Toronto. She studied literature and creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College, and film at The New York Film Academy. She made several short films with NYFA, one short documentary with Sarah Lawrence College, and worked as a production designer for TV and film in Brooklyn, NY. She has written three feature films, and one play. Johnny on the Moon, is her thesis film from The New York Film Academy, shot in Pointe au Baril, ON, Canada, in July of 2015. She was the writer, director, and co-star of Johnny on the Moon, alongside Jenson Titus Lavallee, from Philadelphia.