Series/Themes: Special Guests, Spotlight Screenings
Film Year: 2019
Film Length: 84 min.
Director: Andrew Ahn
Featuring: Hong Chau, Lucas Jaye, Brian Dennehy, Christine Ebersole, Jerry Adler
Preceded by the short film Cowboy Joe.
Following the death of her estranged sister, aspiring nurse Kathy and her 8-year-old son Cody travel cross country to her late sister’s house to clean and sell it. Given Cody’s past struggle with making friends, he does not seem bothered by spending the whole summer in an unfamiliar New York town. Upon arrival, Kathy discovers that her sister was a hoarder, proving that she knew less about her sister than she previously thought. As Kathy begins to navigate understanding her late sister, Cody strikes up an unlikely friendship with neighbor and Korean war veteran Del. This quiet, warm drama unfolds to reveal how community can be found at any age. Discussion with director Andrew Ahn and producer Joe Pirro, moderated by Soraya McDonald (The Undefeated)
Supported by The Whiskey Jar
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