The Woman of Ahhs: A Self-Portrait by Victoria Fleming
Release Date: 2008
The Woman of Ahhs: A Self-Portrait by Victoria Fleming (a.k.a. The Woman of Ahhs) is a 2008 dramatic comedy from Canada by filmmaker B. P. Paquette, starring Darryl Hunter, Holly O'Brien, and Stephanie Dixon. A parody of The Wizard of Oz, The Woman of Ahhs features the performance of original songs wherein the lyrics comment upon and propel the narrative, as do a triad of contemporary dance performances by Cirque du Soleil choreographer Debra Brown. The Woman of Ahhs is the second panel in Paquette's triptych on "the psychology of romantic love," preceded by A Year in the Death of Jack Richards (2004), and followed by The Anonymous Rudy S.. A struggling musician in Toronto, Jude Garland, 33, has developed feelings for a beautiful young woman whom he has never met, but only observed via the Internet. Disheartened, Jude is encouraged to track her down by his friend Victoria Fleming, a sly documentary filmmaker whose ulterior motives are only gradually revealed as the film progresses....