"Kerr’s debut is an intoxicating portrait.” - Jordan Mitzer, The Hollywood Reporter

"A low-key fever dream. Unnerving. Quietly haunting." - Neil Young, Screen Daily

In Lucy Kerr’s acclaimed and evocative feature debut, set at the dawn of COVID, the Miller family gathers one morning to take a family photo. When the family matriarch disappears and one of the daughters becomes increasingly anxious to find her and take the picture, the rest of the family loses interest in the portrait and begins to wander from the group, and the fractures in the family and the perspectives of its individual members come into focus. A disquieting and solemn study of family, ritual, and control, FAMILY PORTRAIT is a mesmerizing debut that introduces audiences to a confident and controlled new voice. Film Center exclusive. 

Awards & Nominations

Winner - Best Director, Locarno Film Festival
Official Selection - Chicago International Film Festival

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu