Run & Jump
Introduced by Ellayne Ganzfried, Executive Director, National Aphasia Foundation
US. Dir. Steph Green. 2013, 105 mins, Digital projection. With Maxine Peake, Edward MacLiam, Will Forte. Steph Green’s remarkable feature film debut uncovers a tender portrait of family and its boundless, if emotionally turbulent capacity for healing. When Vanetia’s husband Conor returns home after suffering an incapacitating stroke, she must adapt to living with a changed and isolated man. Meanwhile, Ted, a gentle and handsome doctor—played by Will Forte of Saturday Night Live—moves in to observe Conor’s condition, forming a complicated and increasingly intense relationship with Vanetia and her family.
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