BEST DOCUMENTARY WINNER - Zurich Film Festival | "Sensitive and surprising" - The New York Times Critics' PickFamily Dynamics • Intergenerational Trauma • Adolescence • Parenting • Childhood Development • Youth Services • Mental Health • Adoption • Masculinity • Motherhood • Transracial Identity
Date of Completion: 2023 | Run Time: 87 minutes | Language: English with English subtitles | Captions: Yes | Includes: Transcript | Director: Reed Harkness | Producers: Reed Harkness & Jason Reid | Co-Producers: Heather Hawksford & Adam Spiro Brown | Associate Producer: Darren Lund | Cinematographer: Reed Harkness | Editors: Darren Lund & Jason Reid
What do two film-obsessed brothers do to solve a family mystery? Using every video format imaginable, they make a movie as they travel thousands of miles looking for their missing mom. Stitching together 25 years of home videos and filling the gaps in the archive with play, SAM NOW is a mosaic of love, longing and loss, as well as an attempt to overcome intergenerational trauma.