Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family
Showing at 09:30PM on Thursday, April 14, 2005
More Competition Films, Documentaries
Saturday, April 9 at 5:00pm at Regal Winter Park Village
Thursday, April 14 at 9:30pm at Enzian Theater
USA, 2004, 95 MIN
DIRECTED BY SUSAN KAPLAN
Sam and Steve fell in love as college students. Although committed to each other, both men felt that bringing a woman into their relationship would make it ideal, and Sam’s coworker Samantha proved the perfect fit. The trio are successful in the business they own together, their families are supportive, and Samantha gets pregnant, as they had hoped. But the baby’s arrival triggers some dramatic changes in the idyllic world they have created. Samantha is not happy as a stay-at-home mom, the boys struggle to cope with their expanding business, and all three enter therapy. Shot over eight years, THREE OF HEARTS starts off light and humorous but engages much more complex emotions as these adults continue on their remarkable journey of self-discovery. Without judging them, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Susan Kaplan (Small Wonders) delves deep into the psyches of three individuals who are expanding the boundaries of what it means to be a family.
SMALL TOWN SECRETS
USA, 2004, 8 MIN
DIRECTED BY KATHERINE LEGGETT
When you grow up in a small Midwestern town with closeted gay parents, you learn how to keep secrets. Honorable Mention–Sundance 2005.