Delusions of Grandeur (U S A, 1:42:00)
Directed by: Iris Almaraz, Gustavo Ramos
Written by: Gustavo Ramos, Iris Almaraz
Leeana Chavez, Louie Olivos, Nicole Ortega, Peter Pano, Rina Fernandez, Ronnie Alvarez, Dave Vescio, Salvador Benavides, Jesse Wilde and Damon Viola.
"Where there are dreams, there is always an illusion."
San Francisco is known as the home of progressive liberals and the free-spirited; so it only makes sense that after quitting her depression medication, Lulu, a voluptuous, rebellious, grungy girl moves there to live with her transgender fairy godmother, Illusion. Bored by her job at a local coffee shop, Lulu leaves no stone unturned when it comes to her sexual exploration. Meanwhile, Illusion searches for someone to love and Lulu's friend Mario turns on her intrigue for a psychedelic trip on peyote. With its avant-garde perspective, Delusions of Grandeur is a bright and colorful presentation of the struggle from adolescence into adulthood. Enjoy this local spin on the coming-of-age tale for a new generation.