Small, Beautifully Moving Parts


Year: 2011
Country: USA
Run Time: 73 minutes

Sarah is obsessed with how things work. Her whole life has been spent taking apart little machines, engines, and other technological marvels to figure out what makes them operate. But it's not until she gets pregnant that Sarah realizes she has no idea what really makes her tick. Even while waiting for her home pregnancy stick to reveal its diagnosis, Sarah is more preoccupied by the type of font the stick uses to display "Pregnant." SMALL, BEAUTIFULLY MOVING PARTS is a charming, comic, and human look at a woman's journey to discover how she was made. Her concern for her lack of maternal enthusiasm leads her on an impromptu road trip to find her estranged mother. A yoga guru living off the grid, her mother has been avoiding contact with Sarah for years now, but Sarah must find her and figure out why she left her daughters. Masterfully directed by writers Annie J. Howell and Lisa Robinson, this film poignantly portrays what many expecting parents fear the most: "What if I become just like my own parents?" –T.W.

CIFF36 Screenings

Friday, March 23, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 8:20 PM
This screening is on Stand By.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 9:25 PM

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Mathieu Vadepied

Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Director Bio
Annie J. Howell and Lisa Robinson have both written and directed award-winning short films. Their web series "Sparks" is in syndication on the Sundance Channel's website.

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