Small, Beautifully Moving Parts
Sloan Foundation Film
While traveling to California to attend her baby shower, a pregnant woman takes a side trip to find her long-estranged mother.
Sarah Sparks (Anna Margaret Hollyman) is pregnant and feeling wholly ambivalent, despite her boyfriend's pure enthusiasm. A committed tech-geek, she has always had more of a natural affinity for computers and machines than she has had for people. When her sister (Sarah Rafferty) convinces her to travel to Los Angeles for what ends up being an unwelcome surprise baby shower, Sarah takes an impulsive road trip to confront the source of her anxiety: her long-estranged mother (Mary Beth Peil) living far away and off-the-grid.
- How people’s relationships to technology have taken on the qualities of human relationships
- The implications of our increasing dependence on technology
Athena Cinema, Athens, OH
California Film Institute, San Rafael, CA