37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Best and Most Beautiful Things

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Michelle Smith, a precocious twenty-year-old woman, lives with her mother Julie in rural Maine. Michelle is quirky and charming, with big dreams and varied passions. She is also legally blind and diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Searching for connection, Michelle explores love and empowerment outside the limits of “normal” through a provocative sex-positive community. The documentary tells her story of self-discovery as she navigates new relationships and attempts to go out into the world on her own. Discussion with director Garrett Zevgetis, producer/editor Jeff Consiglio, and subjects Michelle and Julie Smith.

Supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts


Sunday, November 6


5:00 PM


Downtown Mall : Violet Crown A

Film Info

Director: Garrett Zevgetis

Runtime: 91 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2016

Country: USA

Featuring: Michelle Smith, Julie Smith