small, beautifully MOVING PARTS
small, beautifully MOVING PARTS
Smithgall Arts Center on Thursday, September 20, 2012. Ticket price includes the movie, a season kick-off dinner, and the Meet the Filmmaker Q&A session
following the film screening.
When technophile Sarah Sparks becomes pregnant, her uncertainties about motherhood trigger an impulsive road trip to the source of her anxiety: her long-estranged mother, living far away and off-the-grid. A comic coming-of-parenthood tale for the internet age, Roger Ebert calls the film “effortlessly engaging … a small film [that] knows exactly how to be a small film.” Small, Beautifully Moving Parts premiered at SXSW and is the winner of the Sloan Feature Film Prize and the RiverRun Film Festival Audience Award.
"small, beautifully MOVING PARTS" | TRAILER
“Effortlessly engaging … this is a small film and knows exactly how to be a small film. Like many New Yorker short stories, its purpose is to strike a particular note and allow it to reverberate.” – Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN TIMES
“True to its title, the film is small, beautiful and moving.” – Matt Singer, TIME OUT CHICAGO Critics Pick!
“Small Beautifully Moving Parts is a tiny sweet gem … effortless in its merging of 21st-Century techie stuff and that most basic of beta systems: our own hearts.”
– Joe Neumaier, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS NEW YORK MAGAZINE Critics Pick
“A well-observed little indie that goes off in pleasantly unexpected directions.” “The filmmakers and Hollyman create such an endearing character.”
– Ian Buckwalter, NPR
“Leaves a smile on your face and leaves you wanting more.”
– David Noh, FILM JOURNAL
“Unmistakably human in its warmth, an indie road movie that runs like clockwork.”
– Stephen Saito, IFC.com
“By turns precise and elliptical, like a meticulously crafted short story.”
– Joe Leydon, VARIETY
WINNER – Audience Choice Award for Best American Independent Film, RiverRun Int’l Film Festival
2012 WINNER – Best Actress, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Fargo Film Festival
2012 WINNER – Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize, Hamptons International Film Festival, 2011
MEET THE FILMMAKERS
(Co-Writer/Co-Director) works as a screenwriter and director. Small, Beautifully Moving Parts, her first feature, premiered at SXSW and has screened at over 20 festivals, winning the Audience Award at RiverRun and opening theatrically in over 15 cities. She has written and directed other shorts that have screened at festivals including Cannes - Directors' Fortnight, Telluride and Edinburgh. She lives with her husband and daughter in New York.
(Co-Writer/Co-Director) recently co-wrote and co-directed her first feature, Small, Beautifully Moving Parts. The film opened theatrically in 2012 to favorable reviews from NPR and Roger Ebert, and received the 2011 Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize. Her short films have aired on the Sundance Channel, PBS, and the Independent Film Chnnel, and as part of the ITVS web series, FutureStates. She lives in Athens, Ohio, with her husband and two sons.
The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.