A Million Happy Nows
New York Premiere
Dir: Albert Alarr, USA, 2016, 80 mins
Best First Feature, Outfest LA
Concerned by her difficulty memorizing lines, veteran actress Lainey (Crystal Chappell), decides not to renew her soap opera contract. After a visit to the doctor, she is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, and Lainey and her longtime partner Eva (Jessica Leccia) must now learn how to navigate this unexpected terrain and make the most of their time together. Chronicling Lainey’s illness and their unconditional love, the film provides a million reasons why we all need to appreciate love to the fullest.
Writer: Marisa Calin
Cast: Crystal Chappell, Jessica Leccia, Hillary B. Smith, Dendrie Taylor, Dan Gauthier, Robert Gant, Dale Raoul
Q&A with filmmakers and select cast to follow