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Independent Spirit Awards Nominees Retrospective: CHRONIC by Michel Franco

  • 05 Jan 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 8:35 PM
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
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THU, JAN 05, 7p:

Independent Spirit Award Nominee:

CHRONIC

Directed by MICHEL FRANCO/2016/1h33mins.

With Tim Roth, Sarah Sutherland, Robin Bartlett, Michael Christofer


Haunted by the burden of his past, a dedicated home care nurse isolates himself within the intensely personal relationships he forms with his terminally ill patients. David is an in-home nurse who works with terminally ill patients. Efficient and dedicated to his profession, David develops strong, even intimate, relationships with each person he cares for…but having long carried a burden of guilt and remorse, David must face his past in order to heal.

WINNER: Best Screenplay, Cannes Film Festival

Nominee: Best Actor, Independent Spirit Awards

"A DECIDEDELY BOLD FILM, one that pulls few punches as it slowly peels away the emotional layers of its complex protagonist."-L.A Times

"A TOWERING ACHIEVEMENT...Chronic is visceral, shocking and poignant; heralding Franco as a daring filmmaker and major new talent."-Cinevue


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