How to be Louise

Institute History


Louise (Lea Floden) is a 20-something with dreams. She longs for independence from her family, a meaningful love relationship and a future as an actress. But her extreme social anxiety holds her back. Haunted by her mother's accidental death and without role models, she single-mindedly scours her world for someone to imitate. With the help of James Joyce's Ulysses and a handsome taxi driving poet named Stanley (Bruce McCarty), Louise discovers she is the woman she thought she would never be.

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