We’ve got more movie announcements and must-see documentaries coming our way this year from Falco Ink. and their new releases making their debuts at SXSW! Check out these titles that you’ll see streaming or coming to a big screen near you soon.
CONFESSIONS OF A GOOD SAMARITAN – World Premiere – Documentary Spotlight
Director Penny Lane’s decision to become a “Good Samaritan” by giving one of her kidneys to a stranger turns into a funny and moving personal quest to understand the nature of altruism. “Confessions of a Good Samaritan” is a provocative inquiry into the science, history, and ethics of organ transplantation, asking an ancient question in a whole new way: Who is your neighbor, and what do you owe them?
GREAT PHOTO, LOVELY LIFE – World Premiere – Documentary Spotlight (HBO)
Photojournalist Amanda Mustard returns home to Pennsylvania to investigate the sexual abuse crimes committed by her grandfather. A visual whirlwind of memories from her family’s archive unravels a world of secrets through interviews, photographs and home movies. An eight-year cinematic journey, “Great Photo, Lovely Life” chronicles a granddaughter’s attempt to disrupt a cycle of intergenerational trauma through the voices of the survivors and her grandfather himself.
IF YOU WERE THE LAST – World Premiere – Narrative Spotlight Category
ADAM and JANE are three years into a NASA mission that has gone very wrong. Their ship is broken and now they drift between Jupiter and Saturn, finding ways to pass the time as they become more certain that no one is coming to save them. Adam paints, Jane attempts to repair the ship. They argue over what movies to watch. And every day, they dance. One day, Adam poses that maybe they should sleep together. Jane laughs the idea off — why mess up their great dynamic just to add one more (admittedly very fun) activity to their list of time-passing options? Thus begins a friendly, flirty debate about whether they’re better off spending their remaining days as friends or something more.
LATE BLOOMERS – World Premiere – Narrative Feature Competition
Louise, an aimless, 28 year-old Brooklynite, recently single, sort of a musician, depressed without admitting to it, drunkenly falls while doing something stupid and breaks her hip. This lands her in a physical therapy ward full of people twice her age. There, she meets Antonina – a cranky elderly Polish woman, who speaks no English. Louise gets a job caring for her. Neither woman loves the arrangement but it’s time to face the truth about aging. We all have to grow up sometime.
PLAN C – Texas Premiere – Festival Favorites
Featuring: Co-Founders of Plan C Francine Coeytaux and Elisa Wells, Clinic Manager and Author of Handbook for a Post-Roe America Robin Marty, Medical Director of Just The Pill Dr. Amaon, Clinic Director of Just The Pill Frances Morales, Lawyer and Journalist Carrie Baker, Activist Loretta J. Ross, Senior Counsel of If/When/How Farah Diaz-Tello, Founder of Aid Access & Women on Web Dr. Rebecca Gomperts as well as doctors and midwives working with Aid Access and Plan C
With a controversial visionary at the helm, a grassroots network fights to expand access to abortion pills across the United States keeping hope alive during a global pandemic and the fall of Roe v. Wade.
YOU WERE MY FIRST BOYFRIEND – World Premiere – Documentary Feature Competition Category (HBO)
What if you could rewrite your adolescence? In this high school reunion movie turned inside out, filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo embarks on a fantastical quest to reconcile her tortured teen years. She ‘goes back’ in more ways than one, tracking down old foes and friends while also reenacting visceral memories of youthful humiliation and desire.
Oscillating between present and past, hallucination and reality, “You Were My First Boyfriend” is a hybrid documentary that explores the power of adolescent fantasy, the subtle violence of cultural assimilation, and the fun house mirror of time’s passage. Perhaps we will all learn something about growing older and making peace with what haunts us.
THE YOUNG WIFE – World Premiere – Narrative Feature Category
The story of a young woman grappling with the meaning of love in the face of an uncertain world, “The Young Wife” is a sunny day panic attack and a wholly new take on the wedding film following her over the course of her “non-wedding” day.