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Countertransference + Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same + online Q&A
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same, dir Madeleine Olnek, USA, 2012, 76 mins, English

Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same tracks the adventures, misadventures and experiences of three aliens sent down to Earth on a mission to rid themselves of romantic emotions, which are considered toxic to their planet’s atmosphere. They are told to have their hearts broken on Earth, where such heartbreak is considered a given.
Two of the aliens, Zylar (promiscuous and sassy) and Barr (codependent and clutchy) fall into an unfortunate romance with each other, but Zoinx, the third, meets Jane, an Earthling of mild manners who lives an uneventful life and works in a stationery store. Unaware that the sudden object of her affection is an alien (despite her bald head and monotone speech), Jane falls hard for Zoinx. The feeling is mutual.

Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same is an original mash-up of a lo-fi New York City romantic comedy and a sci-fi B-movie spoof, exuding elements of Coneheads, Earth Girls Are Easy and a touch of Mars Attacks, full of extra-terrestrial laughs, loves and a dazzling soundtrack.


Carla, a lonely woman with issues asserting herself gets more than she bargained for with a sexually suggestive therapist. Countertransference is a satirical take on therapy that boldly crosses the line between the patient/therapist relationship.


Countertransference, dir Madeleine Olnek, USA 2008, 16 min., English

Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same, dir Madeleine Olnek, USA 2012, 76 min., English

This screening will be followed by a live online Q&A with Director Madeleine Olnek and actors Lisa Haas, Susan Ziegler and Jackie Monahan, hosted by writer So Mayer (Club des Femmes).

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