Frances, a writer and radio show announcer, (Jacqueline Bisset) gave birth to a daughter following an affair she had with a married man but was forced by her mother to give up the baby for adoption. Frances attempts to search for the child she gave away, but she is diagnosed with cancer before she is able to conduct a thorough search. As Frances is attended by one of her sons Morgan (Nick Stahl), and a nurse, Maggie (Amy Madigan), she is unaware that her lost daughter, Rebecca (Martha Plimpton), who is now a corporate lawyer is conducting her own search for her missing birth mother. This 2001 gem has had rarely been seen since its initial limited release. In person: Star Jacqueline Bisset and director Christopher Munch.
Christopher Munch is an American writer-director-producer. Self-taught in filmmaking and a native of Southern California, he began making films as a youngster. He is the son of astrophysicist Guido Münch and writer Louise Fernandez. His 2020 feature, The 11th Green (2020), a New York Times Critic’s Pick, utilized a bold, hybrid form to speculate on the folklore of UFOs and presidents, and has become increasingly timely since its release. Several of Munch’s previous features played at Sundance, and his first, The Hours and Times (1991), a speculative biopic of Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein, won a special jury prize there. A micro-budget production that was shot in Spain, The Hours and Times went on to wide critical acclaim in the U.S. and England.