37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Jump, Darling

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Preceded by the short film Playing the Game.

Russell (Thomas Duplessie), an actor who moonlights as a drag queen under the name of Fishy Falters, finds himself at  personal and career crossroads and decides to move to the country to care for his grandmother Margaret, played by the late Cloris Leachman in what would be the final role of her legendary career. The move gives Russell a landing spot while protecting the steeply-declining Margaret from her biggest fear of ending up in a nursing home. He performs drag at the local dive bar, finding new friends and familiar faces in this vibrant portrayal of a family in transition.

This film is part of the LGBTQIA+ Focus series. 


Friday, October 29


8:45 PM


Violet Crown 6 & 7

Film Info

Director: Phil Connell

Runtime: 90 min.

Genre: Drama

Year: 2021

Country: Canada

Language: English

Featuring: Cloris Leachman, Thomas Duplessie, Linda Kash.