PITTSBURGH FILM KITCHEN
Two narrative short coming of age stories. Thanks to Her by Sam Orlowski (Writer), Sam McCoy (Director), and Hayley Ulmer (Producer) and The Learning Curve by Justin Louis Murrell (Writer, Director, Producer) and Candice Williams Murrell (Producer).
Thanks To Her is the story of Millie Blake (AJ Molder), a high school senior soccer player, whose life is turned upside down after an altercation with an out and proud classmate, Andy Wellick (Julia de Avilez Rocha).
As punishment, the two girls get sentenced to a month's community service at a local nursing home. As she begins to not only bond with two of the residents, Jade and Pepper, but with Andy too, Millie begins to understand more about herself and becomes more confident in who she is.
In The Learning Curve, a college sophomore is forced to deal with a significant change that is happening in his family life. While in the midst of this crisis, his encounter with a
charismatic street performer sets him on a path that initiates a process of greater self discovery.
Immediately following the screening, our hosts
Matthew R. Day of Film Kitchen and Steven Haines of Jump Cut
will lead a Q&A via Zoom after the show!
Film Kitchen and Jump Cut Theater
present this online event free of charge.
The next Film Kitchen is Tuesday, June 8, 2021