October 20 – 22
Maya has only recently emerged into full adulthood, but already there’s so much about her life that feels tentative, half-formed. Her relationship with her girlfriend Jules, though exciting, is more a source of mystery than security. Surrounded by free spirits, she longs to be tied down. Her state of hesitation comes to an outright halt after an accident leaves her battered and Jules nearly comatose. Help comes in the form of Freddy, a hard-drinking oilfield surveyor whose own will to change, well into a life of mistakes, may be awakening. Director Daniel Laabs (last seen at NOFF in 2014 with his excellent short film Easy) again makes tenderness his trademark, and each moment of his fledgling feature aches with generosity of feeling. -JK
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Preceded by the short film “Fran This Summer” (9 min).