Saturday, April 17, 2010

Life is a Treasure

The Things We CarrySo last night I took in a film at the Atlanta Film Festival called The Things We Carry written and produced by sisters Alyssa and Athena Lobit, respectively.  Alyssa Lobit also stars as Emeline who, while traveling overseas, learns, belatedly, that her mother has died and been buried.  With word that her mother has left something for her, she returns home to LA and unwittingly begins to deal with the after-effects of having  grown up with a drug-addicted parent.  To this point, Emeline has dealt with her mother's addiction  through storm and rage and, ultimately, by running away; whereas her estranged sister Eve has remained behind keeping her pain inside.  The film, which is semi-autobiographical, is about resolving the past, reconnecting with loved ones, and getting on with life.  The film will be screened at the festival again on Tuesday, April 20 at 2:30p.  Otherwise, you can check it out on dvd.

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