Dir. Iyabo Boyd
FOREVER, ALLY follows exchanges between Ronaldo, a gay black man, and a neighborhood cat named Ally. When Ally dies suddenly, it occurs to Ronaldo that she was his best friend. In contemplating solitude, he ruminates on the body, sex, nature, and how Ally knew him better than anyone. In return, Ally reflects on life of earth and tries to find understanding in Ronaldo's pent-up existence, ushering him toward opening up again. Her death prompts Ronaldo to reach out to his cute neighbor Dallas to help put her to rest, stirring up never-before realized feelings between them. Told primarily through lyrical missives between heaven, earth, and Ronaldo's cat-scratched sofa, this unique story offers a nuanced approach to death, friendship, and opening oneself up again.
Word Premiere: Out on Film