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Video Interview: Jessie Kahnweiler – He’s the One (Short Film) 2020 Sundance Film Festival

Arriving at the Sundance Film Festival with yet another thought-provoking and edgy-laced noir humor oeuvre that asks tough questions He’s the One addresses victim shaming also disposes of blame-shaming. Writer-director-star Jessie Kahnweiler‘s rom-did-he-rape-me-com is a multi-toned deconstruction of intention and consent that deftly demonstrates how we are walking, splintered variations of self.

I sat down with Kahnweiler (who was joined by her producer Tasha Petty) in Park City to discuss the need to immerse herself into her work (she plays the lead) and the vocabulary she utilizes to openly discuss sexual assault.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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