An older gay couple, who can’t stand each other’s company but are still very much in love, prepare for the opening night of a musical based on their infamous insult cafe.
This 11-min doc is a humorous and poignant exploration of love and aging in the LGBTQ+ community.
Directed by Steve J. Adams and Sean Horlor
- 2018 Inside Out LGBT Film Festival
- 2018 Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival
- 2018 Way Out West Film Festival
- 2018 ReelPride Film Festival Short Film Competition
- 2018 Reelout Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Distributor: Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (cfmdc.com)
Funded with support from Bravofactual and Creative BC
Patrice (“Patrick”) Savoie and Bryan Searle have been serving foul-mouthed abuse at The Elbow Room Cafe in Vancouver, Canada since 1983. Their day-to-day life is the stuff of television sitcoms: they insult their patrons for a living and can hardly stand each other's company. But as age and health issues force them to step back from their business, they’ve started to ask themselves: what has this all meant?
For the past three decades, they’ve abused locals, Hollywood celebrities, and visitors from around the world in their diner. The only thing that’s lasted longer than their iconic greasy-spoon is their 41-year romantic partnership.
Enter playwright Dave Deveau and director Cameron MacKenzie. They are producing Elbow Room Cafe: The Musical, which is based on the lives of Patrick and Bryan and their diner.
BRUNCH QUEEN is a laugh-out-loud documentary/mockumentary hybrid that follows these four men—and actors David Adams and Allan Zinyk—in the week leading up to the premiere of the musical. It's a poignant and humorous exploration of love and aging in the LGBTQ community.