Location: Bartos Screening Room
New York Premiere
Dir. Stephen Cone. 2014, 66 mins. Digital projection. With Nikki Taguilas-Pierce, Stephen Cefalu. A young seminary student (Cefalu) seeking self-knowledge inadvertently finds himself attending a sex addiction support group, where he meets Hilary (Taguilas-Pierce), an unhappy young mother taken to meeting strangers via Craigslist. Over the course of the afternoon, the two develop an affectionate yet complex relationship, helping each other wade through their mutual storm of love, sex, and religion. Featuring two disarmingly naturalistic performances by Cefalu and Taguilas-Pierce, This Afternoon unfurls in what seems like real time, yet takes on an emotional weight of years. A Sunroom Pictures film.
Preceded by Birthday Boy (2002, 6 mins). At a dinner honoring his birthday, a man suddenly feels in crisis. With Matthew Gall, Bryan Hart and Zo Zosak. And Be Guided By the Light of This World (2015, 11 mins). Two sisters visit a medium to make contact with their dead brother. With Christina Gorman, Nina O’Keefe and Susan Wingerter. Based on improvisations by students at Cone’s CINEMA LAB course at Acting Studio Chicago.
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