In Our Bones Directed
Alex Kimura USA / 2018 / 72 minutes East Coast Premiere
Times and Venues:
Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
10/11/2018, 1:00 PM
Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Alex Kimura, Taylor Shorten
SYNOPSIS: In Our Bones is the inspiring tale of Sam Kimura, a young woman with a terminal bone marrow disease who sets off on a road trip around America with her sister, Alex, and best friend, Taylor Shorten, in search of a donor match. Infused with humor and charm, her crusade for herself and for other patients needing transplants forces her to confront her mortality, uncover family secrets and get out of the passenger seat of her own life.
Crowded together in the their vamped-up SUV for 24,000 miles, and hosting hundreds of bone marrow drives as they pursue their mission to turn adversity into a meaningful adventure, the girls experience moments of sheer beauty and wonder, generosity, compassion, exhilaration, depression, desperation, and overwhelming exhaustion. The strains on friendship and siblinghood bringing them to the edge and back again, their story is a testament to loyalty, trust, love, and commitment to something greater than themselves. —Monique Ray
BIO: Alexandria (Alex) Kimura is a first-time filmmaker from Louisville, KY. Kimura is the co-founder of Sharing America's Marrow (SAM), a grassroots campaign to register life-saving bone marrow donors. While planning a yearlong, 50 state road trip for SAM, Kimura saw the opportunity to document their journey and create a film that helped raise even more awareness for their cause.
Cast/Featuring: Sam Kimura, Alex Kimura, Taylor Shorten
Executive Producer(s): Gill Holland
Producer(s): Alex Kimura, Robert Hoffman
Director(s): Alex Kimura
Screenwriter(s): Alex Kimura, Sam Kimura, Robert Hoffman
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