2019 | USA | NR | 83 min.


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Film Info
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Release Year:2019
Runtime:83 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Andrew Ahn
Produced by:Celine Rattray
Trudie Styler
James Schamus
Joe Pirro
Nicolaas Bertelsen
Screenwriter:Hannah Bos
Paul Thureen
Cinematography:Ki Jin Kim
Editing By:Katherine McQuerry
Cast:Jack Caleb
Brian Dennehy
Sophia DiStefano
Christine Eversole


A story both modest and familiar, but of such gentle humanity that it feels anything but, Andrew Ahn's warm and inviting character drama is the cinematic embodiment of kindness. Cody and his mother Kathy (Hong Chau) are unexpectedly spending their summer away from home, cleaning out the house of his recently-deceased and reclusive aunt. Cody, a sensitive and sweet soul who doesn't always fit in, is unfazed by this turn of events, while his mother struggles to make sense of what's been left behind. Lonely in this strange new place, Cody strikes up an unexpected friendship with the widowed, bingo-playing veteran next door (a superb Brian Dennehy), and the film's many low-key charms unfold from there. A marvel of subtlety, detail, and characterization, this heartfelt tale is a true gem of the festival.