Oct. 17: Small, Beautifully Moving Parts

Where: Kimball Theatre

When: Wednesday, October 17, 7:30 PM


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Small, Beautifully Moving Parts is a 2011 film by Whitman alumna Annie Howell '90. An assistant professor of film at Ohio University, she has written and directed several short fiction and nonfiction films and has exhibited them internationally on the film festival circuit, including screenings at SXSW, Newport, Full Frame, Clermont-Ferrand, Boston Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, MadCat and SilverDOCS. Her films have been screened on the Sundance Channel, PBS, and the Independent Film Channel. Small, Beautifully Moving Parts is her first feature.

Plot Summary: When technophile Sarah Sparks (Anna Margaret Hollyman) becomes pregnant, her uncertainties about motherhood trigger an impulsive road trip to the source of her anxiety: her long-estranged mother living far away and off-the-grid. A SXSW premiere and winner of the Sloan Feature Film Prize, Annie J. Howell and Lisa Robinson co-direct this comic coming-of-parenthood tale for the internet age.

This screening is part of the Film & Media Studies Program's Cinema Arts Series. Q&A to folllow.