Those Left Behind
2016, Maria Finitzo, USA, 77 min. With Daphne Zuniga, Jack Griffo.
- Sat, Sep 17th 8:15pm
In this touching family drama about memories, guilt, and the ghosts that lurk in our minds, a getaway to the idyllic lakeside summer home of her childhood brings 45-year old doctor Shelly (Zuniga) face to face with unresolved grief over the suicide of her younger brother Jamie when they were both in their teens. Award-winning director Finitzo (IN THE GAME, TERRA INCOGNITA) sensitively evokes the conflicting emotional undercurrents in the family dynamic, as an aging mom’s acceptance and a dad’s anger serve to summon up the unacknowledged absence and unsaid words, impacting not only Shelly, but also her young adult son Noah (Griffo). DCP digital. (BS)
SEPTEMBER 17: Director Maria Finitzo will be present for audience discussion.