36th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 25-29, 2023

In Reality

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Ann is an average young woman struggling with a desperate obsession to find true love. When she meets the man who she perceives to be “the one,” she is quickly friend-zoned and crushed by the weight of unrequited love. The disappointment of rejection sends her on an intense downward spiral, testing her personal relationships and mental sanity. To reconcile with loss, Ann confronts her hopeless romantic nature head-on by creating a film that blends documentary style interviews with a stylized, fantastical narrative to investigate her own notions of love and romance in inventive and introspective ways. Discussion with executive producer Freida Orange, moderated by VAFF Advisory Board Member Diane Naughton


Sunday, November 4


5:15 PM


Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 4

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Film Info

Director: Ann Lupo

Runtime: 95 min.

Genre: Drama

Year: 2018

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: Ann Lupo, Miles G. Jackson, Kimiko Glenn, Jill Eikenberry, Olivia Washington, Lauren E. Banks, Esteban Pedraza, Sean Grandillo