Goodbye Rebecca & Eileen presents a non-linear narrative exploring the before, during, and after of a top surgery journey. Disembodying the often alienating process of dealing with doctors and the medical industry while trans the piece sutures together imagery of puppetry, paper dolls, miniatures and video footage from the past decade. Disorientation and dysphoria become us as the doctor puts Sarah under anesthesia. Sarah plays the roles of doctor, surgeon, funeral director, UPS worker and patient. Part Queer horror, part queer fantasy, Sarah's body is at first a puppet, then a paper doll, then flesh evoking a dreamlike sequence that allows for body parts to be grown, removed, extracted and created.
"Director and star Sarah Hill’s dreamlike vision of their top surgery is part queer horror, part queer fantasy, and all experimental." ~ Seattle Queer Film Festival
Premier Status: Goodbye Rebecca and Eileen has been screened at OUTshine Film Festival, TRANSformations, South Florida, FRINGE! Queer Film & Arts Fest, London, United Kingdom, Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2020, York, United Kingdom, Seattle Queer Film Festival, 2020, Seattle, Three-Dollar Bill Cinema, Washington, SFTFF San Francisco Transgender Film Festival, Borders | No Borders, Houston, Tx, and is currently on view at Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Make America What America Must Become LA, September 18, 2020 through April25, 2021. And is part of the LGBTQuarantine Archive Project, LGBT Community Center New York, NY.