Check out this exclusive clip from upcoming SXSW entry “Patrick’s Day,” set to make its world premiere at the Austin fest on March 8. Written and directed by Terry McMahon (“Charlie Casanova”), the film centers on a schizophrenic young man attempting to build a relationship with a suicidal flight attendant, despite his mother’s disapproval of the precarious situation. Watch below.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Patrick is a warm, open, twenty-six year old virgin
schizophrenic. Pills and his mother’s protection mean he’s no threat to himself
or anybody else. Until he falls in love. The object of his love is Karen, an
alcoholic, suicidal flight attendant who has no idea that the intimacy she
shares with Patrick will reintroduce her to living. Maura, Patrick’s obsessive
mother, doesn’t realize that her misguided love is more dangerous than hate. To
pull Karen and Patrick apart Maura enlists a dysfunctional police detective who
will use his position to help her, but for a price. A provocative love story
about the right to intimacy, “Patrick’s Day” suggests that when it
comes to love, we’re all a little crazy.