Local Sightings 2018 Encore Screening: Chronic Means Forever & Always
** Free event brought to you by Naked City Brewery! **
** Filmmakers both in attendance for Q&A! **
BEST FEATURE: Chronic Means Forever
(Kadazia Allen-Perry, Spanaway, WA, 2017, 100 min)
Kadazia Allen-Perry’s autobiographical documentary follows her struggle against cystic fibrosis and the cold apathy of others, which has pushed her deep into complex contemplation of herself and her otherness. At one point jubilantly declaring herself an “alien,” she reflects on the complexity of growing up as a black woman condemned to a chronic illness. Sparing none of the chronic pain that characterizes the filmmaker’s life, Chronic Means Forever is radical, committing itself to an intricate overlaying of images and sounds. By doing so, it expresses the the director’s resilient emotional core, despite her difficulties. Trailer >
BEST SHORT: Always
(Angela DiMarco, Seattle, WA, 2017, 14 min)
A mother’s strength brings life into the world, but how will she overcome the agony of death?
In an interview with REDEFINE magazine x Northwest Film Forum, Allen-Perry speaks to why she pursued a film which navigates such deeply personal and difficult subjects, as well as how the act of filmmaking itself has allowed her to release pent up frustrations and alter other people’s perceptions of her as an artist and as a person.