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Thank You For Coming
Directed by
Sara Lamm

USA / 2017 / 85
East Coast Premiere

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Sara Lamm
Upon discovering as an adult that she was conceived by sperm donation, documentary filmmaker Sara Lamm embarks on a genealogical quest to uncover the truth of her parentage. Thank You For Coming follows her pursuit of her biological father, and eleven years, twelve DNA tests, and 900 sixth-cousins later, she's finally uncovering some answers.

Through an online registry for donor-conceived people, she meets Jennifer — a woman conceived at the same clinic, in the same year, who shares Sara's seasonal allergies. Imbued with hope, Sara journeys across the ocean to Hawaii to meet Jennifer and compare the results of their DNA test. From there, new revelations and new relationships begin to emerge. Moving, thoughtful and sometimes hilarious, Thank You For Coming is carried by the buoyant optimism of its filmmaker, whose journey is urged forward by her newfound friends and family, simultaneously becoming a meditation on love and loss. — Colton Cox

Sara Lamm is a writer, performer and documentary filmmaker whose most recent film Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives, co-directed with Mary Wigmore, won the Audience Award at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival, was released theatrically in the US, and screened in community venues all over the world. Her 2007 film Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox was also released theatrically and had its television premiere on The Sundance Channel. In addition, her work has appeared at MASS-MOCA, The American Visionary Art Museum, and on NPR.
Cast/Featuring: Sara Lamm, Jennifer Kasprzycki
Executive Producer(s): Stephen Nemeth
Producer(s): Sara Lamm, Kim Bica
Director(s): Sara Lamm
Screenwriter(s): Sara Lamm
Cinematographer(s): Sara Lamm
Editor(s): Susan Metzger
Composer(s)/Music: Craig Wedren, Jherek Bischoff
Animator(s): Gabriel Valente Ferrao
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