The Parting Glass (93 mins.) (Dir. Stephen Moyer)
Bonds are tested when an estranged family is forced to unite and piece together left behind belongings and old memories as they deal with an unexpected and sudden loss. They are forced to travel cross-country with each other to piece together their memories of the woman they lost. Whether loving or fighting, this family has the kind of bond, tangled up in shared history and storytelling, that indeed takes some time to understand. But the trip inevitably grows into a larger familial reckoning, swirling raucous memories with recounted mistakes. The powerhouse cast features Denis O’Hare (True Blood) who is also the screenwriter, Emmy Winner Ed Asner, Oscar winners Anna Paquin (The Piano) and Melissa Leo (The Fighter), and Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City). In person: Director Stephen Moyer and producer Mark Parkin.
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Ostarbeiter (Dirs. Lukia Costella and Tilke Hill) (2 mins.)
Family photos, archival footage, and cultural artifacts stitch together the story of historical trauma and it’s generational impacts.