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Porch Stories

Directed by Sarah Goodman
Canada, 2014 (fiction, 73 minutes, black and white, English / Portuguese)

Film Description:
"Packing to move to her new home with her workaholic fiancé, restless thirtysomething Emma (Toronto indie musician Laura Barrett) is suddenly confronted by a man from her past (José Miguel Contreras, lead singer of By Divine Right). As the day progresses, Emma begins the inevitable comparison of the two men, and as she uses the vantage of her porch to observe her neighbours—including an elderly Portuguese couple arguing about divorce, and a musical brother/sister duo who are pursuing their dreams without worrying about the consequences—her perceptions about love, her past, and her future radically shift. Making her narrative feature debut after the acclaimed documentaries Army of One and When We Were Boys, writer-director Sarah Goodman crafts a keenly observed portrait of both a neighbourhood and a young woman watching her carefully planned-out life slipping into utter confusion."
-- TIFF Bell Lightbox (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Sarah Goodman
Produced by: Sarah Galea-Davis, Sarah Goodman, Avi Federgreen
Principal Cast: Laura Barrett, Jose Miguel Contreras, Brad Hart, Reid McMaster, Sergio Sarmento, Uerania Silveira, Hallie Switzer
Cinematography: Maya Bankovic
Film Editing: Bryan Atkinson
Music: Laura Barrett, Jose Miguel Contreras

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