2023 AIFF Doc Showcase: Sam Now
OPENS APRIL 16
(NR) - 1 hr. 27 min.
This gripping family story consists of home videos, Super 8 films and modern-day HD videos told over a lifetime. Director Reed Harkness captures the story of his half-brother, Sam, who grappled with the disappearance of his mother during the most formative years of his life. As the narrative oscillates between family unity, abandonment, and attempts to reconnect with his mother, Sam Now employs a variety of genres, ranging from coming-of-age, to mystery, to road movie, to family tragedy. Film Director Reed Harkness, based in Portland, will join us on closing night.
Paired with short film- Ebullient (Autie Carlisle) 20 mins