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Matt Creed, 2013
USA | 85 minutes
Director Matt Creed and co-writer/actress Amy Grantham in person for Q&A, moderated by pioneering independent filmmaker Amos Poe!
Twenty-something Lily as yet to really start her life—radiation treatment for breast cancer had forced her to put many things on hold. But as she finishes treatment and her status changes from cancer patient to cancer survivor, she focuses on life with newfound clarity. Wandering atmospheric New York City streets, she reevaluates her relationship with her older boyfriend and her feelings about her long-absent father. Director Matt Creed’s first feature film lingers on charged moments during this vulnerable period to deliver an intimate and heartfelt portrait, as he lets his camera become a silent observer, able to present events as fresh and new. Loosely based on the experiences of co-writer and lead actress Amy Grantham, Lily is a mature, stylish character piece reminiscent of classic French New Wave cinema.