The Norman A. Geske Cinema Showcase presents Co-directors, writers, and actors Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe, who will appear for a Q+A with the audience following the 7:30 p.m. screening of their film GREENER GRASS on Friday, November 8.
The Norman A. Geske Cinema Showcase is supported by The Friends of The Ross.
Tickets for the screening are at regular Ross prices.
In a day-glo-colored, bizarro version of suburbia where adults wear braces on their already-straight teeth, everyone drives golf carts, and children magically turn into golden retrievers, soccer moms and best friends Jill (Jocelyn DeBoer) and Lisa (Dawn Luebbe) are locked in a passive aggressive battle-of-the-wills that takes a turn into the sinister when Lisa begins systematically taking over every aspect of Jill’s life—starting with her newborn daughter. Meanwhile, a psycho yoga teacher killer is on the loose, Jill’s husband (Beck Bennett) has developed a curious taste for pool water, and Lisa is pregnant with a soccer ball. That’s just the tip of the gloriously weird iceberg that is the feature debut from writers-directors Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe, a hilariously demented, Stepford Wives-on-acid satire destined to be an instant cult classic.
Jocelyn DeBoer is an award-winning actress who got her start improvising at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre where she's been a weekly performer for nearly a decade. Jocelyn recently completed filming the lead role in the indie feature GREENER GRASS opposite Beck Bennett. Jocelyn plays a supporting role in Jim Cumming's THUNDER ROAD (SXSW 2018 Grand Jury Prize Winner, CANNES 2018). Jocelyn fought Nazi zombies opposite Martin Starr in Tommy Wirkola's comedy DEAD SNOW II (Sundance 2014). Jocelyn received the Rising Star Award at the 37th Starz Denver Film Festival for her supporting role opposite Anton Yelchin in the film FIVE TO SEVEN. Jocelyn's TV credits include INSIDE AMY SCHUMER (Comedy Central), ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING (TruTV), GHOST STORY CLUB (TruTV), THE PETE HOLMES SHOW (TBS) and COMEDY BANG! BANG! (IFC).
Dawn Luebbe is a LA based writer, director, and actor. She recently co-wrote and co-directed her first feature, "Greener Grass", with Jocelyn DeBoer. It is based on their 2016 SXSW award-winning short by the same name. Dawn and Jocelyn recently directed two episodes of TruTV’s “Adam Ruins Everything.” In 2017, they sold a television pilot to IFC. Dawn got her start as a stage actor in New York, where she performed in off-Broadway shows for nearly a decade. She is now an LA-based writer, actor and director. She has appeared on HBO's "High Maintenance", TruTV’s "Adam Ruins Everything", and is the co-creator and star of the IFC web-series “Rage”. She recently published a book of comedic essays and preteen diary entries, "My 1992 Diary", with Abrams Books. She is a veteran writer and performer at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
Dawn is a Lincoln-native who attended Southeast High School. She performed regularly at the Lincoln Community Playhouse Children's' Theater where she played the goose in Charlotte's Web, the owl in House at Pooh Corner, and the rooster in Bremen Town Musicians. It was there that she truly honed her skills at flapping and talking with a beak. Throughout junior high and high school, Dawn regularly attended movies at The Ross back when it was located inside the Sheldon Museum of Art. Having the opportunity to see so many amazing indie movies at The Ross truly inspired her to become an indie filmmaker and she is beyond thrilled to return to The Ross with Greener Grass.