Based on a true story, this film depicts New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester who has terminal cancer and her domestic partner, Stacie Andree, as they battle to ensure that Stacie can collect Hester’s pension benefits after her death.
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Date: Saturday, February 20, 9PM
Location: Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul Hall
Peter Sollett’s first film was Five Feet High and Rising, a 26-minute short film about the growth and coming-of-age of teenager Victor Vargas. After he had the opportunity to work with professionals in the film industry at the Cannes Residence Programme, the short film screened on the festival circuit and won a number of awards at the Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Aspen Shortsfest, Valencia International Film Festival, South by Southwest Film Festival and Cinema Jove International Film Festival. Sollett directed the 2008 film Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings. A former member of the faculty at Columbia University School of the Arts, he now teaches at USC School Of Cinematic Arts.