Artist Projects

The Sleepy Time Gal


Chris Munch

The Sleepy Time Gal is a narrative film about a remarkable woman, her family and her past lovers as she approaches death in her fifties. The film depicts this woman’s relationship with her aimless son, and her longing to know her daughter, given up for adoption at birth. Falling outside the boundaries of traditional narrative film, The Sleepy Time Gal has a lyrical style appropriate to a story of reflection and reckoning. It takes place in a number of cities (New York, San Francisco, Daytona Beach, Boston, Lancaster, PA) over a number of years.

Project Updates

  • 2010: The Sleepy Time Gal screens at Museum of Modern Art in New York as part of Creative Capital film festival

  • 2001: The Sleepy Time Gal is screened at Sundance Film Festival

  • 2001: The Sleepy Time Gal is screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival

  • 2002: The Sleepy Time Gal is screened at Film Comment Selects at Walter Reade Theater in New York

  • 2002: The Village Voice votes The Sleepy Time Gal as the number five Best Undistributed Film of 2001

  • 2002: The Sleepy Time Gal is screened at Roxie Theater in San Francisco