Kat Connors is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother Eve – a beautiful, enigmatic and haunted woman – disappears, just as Kat is discovering and relishing her newfound sexuality. Having lived for so long in a stifled, emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother’s absence and certainly doesn’t blame her doormat of a father for the loss. In fact, it’s almost a relief. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve’s disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother’s departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it.
(Los Angeles, 1959) Heavily involved with New Queer Cinema, his film Kaboom was the first ever winner of the Cannes Film Festival Queer Palm.
Filmography: White Bird in a Blizzard (2013), Kaboom (2010), Smiley Face (2007), Mysterious Skin (2004), Splendor (2004), Nowhere (1997), Maldita generación (1995), Totally F***ed Up (1993), Vivir hasta el fin (1992), The Long Weekend (O'Despair) (1989), Three Bewildered People in the Night (1987)