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Emilie Bunnell USA / 2017 / 66 minutes East Coast Premiere
Times and Venues:
Upstate Films II RHINEBECK
Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Emilie Bunnell, Cheryl Horner, Molly McEwan, Lori Interlicchio, Alana Duran
Lori and Alana matched on Tinder and quickly became best friends and lovers. Soon after, Lori discovered that Alana, a bright and endearing young woman suffering from Lupus, was in kidney failure and facing an uncertain but abbreviated lifetime of nightly dialysis and a myriad of related health issues. When Lori learns she's the perfect kidney donor match, she doesn't hesitate to offer her healthy "bean." If the transplant succeeds, Alana's life expectancy could be doubled or tripled. But if it fails, Lori will go through risky surgery and lose a healthy organ in vain. Is it love, foolishness or the ultimate act of selflessness on Lori's part? "How do you repay someone for something like this?" asks Alana. "You don't," says Lori. "It's a gift," summing up what the film itself is to viewers.
BIO: Emilie Bunnell is a first time director and passionate storyteller. After receiving her BA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Alabama, Emilie moved to New York City where she has worked for the past ten years in various facets of the television and film industry. Since starting her career as an NBC Page, she has had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the most influential figures in the industry. Her diverse portfolio includes experience in developing, casting, and producing for documentary, scripted, and web series, as well as live programming. Emilie's credits include Peabody, Emmy, GLAAD, and Telly award nominations and wins. Emilie enjoys being able to tell engaging human stories that educate and inspire. Bean is Emilie's directorial debut.
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