Russell is at a crossroads in life. Approaching 30 and wondering if his big plans to become a serious actor will ever come true, he looks for performance kicks as a drag queen. The drag causes friction with his strait-laced businessman boyfriend, so he takes off for a bit of space at his grandma Margaret’s house. Rather than the convenient crash pad he had in mind, his usually quick-witted gran is at her own crossroads, becoming more forgetful than she’d like to admit. As family secrets emerge, he is forced to find his feet, but will he land in stilettos or something more sober? Overflowing with warmth and wit, Jump, Darling is the perfect swansong for long-time LGBTIQ+ ally Leachman, that will further cement her iconic status for many a drag queen to come.
Zorian Clayton, Programmer
Accessibility Available with closed captions and audio description
Running time 90 minutes
Please note, this film contains themes of suicide and mental health issues.
Sales Katie Corbridge
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