A dance film set in the northside neighborhoods of Chicago, BADDIE examines Tris as she navigates her self-worth. Despite her closest friends trying to make her feel a part of their group, she dissociates and falls further into her cycle of self-deprecation and isolation. From being an on-call therapist for others to breaking down outside of Town Hall, Tris’ inner flux between the truth and her perception of things reminds us that sometimes we must limp in before we can leap out. Through underpass adventures, dancing with her closest friends, and crying on the CTA, Tris comes to discover what she needs to break the cycle.
Directed by Ricardo Bouyett (USA)