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

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


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Tom Ray has all of the parts of a fulfilling life—the house of his dreams, the life of a writer, a beautiful wife, and a second baby on the way. After Tom puts his daughter to bed one chilly December evening, his perfect life falls apart in a single moment when he succumbs a devastating illness. He loses his hands, lower legs, and part of his face after contracting septicemia, and his young daughter fails to recognize him as the father she knows. Tom and his wife Nicola fight to keep their family together, enduring a devastating test of the strength of their relationship in this incredibly moving story based on actual events. Discussion with Dell Miller and Dr. Jim Turner (UVA), moderated by Gary Springer

Supported by the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights


Saturday, November 11


4:30 PM


Other : PVCC Dickinson Center

Film Info

Director: Bill Clark

Runtime: 95 min.

Year: 2016

Country: UK

Featuring: Joanne Froggatt, Tom Riley, Phoebe Nicholls, Michele Dotrice, Simon Bamford.