The 8th Year of the Emergency

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Narrative Shorts 5
Regal Hollywood 27 Theater 9 Sat, Oct 5 3:00 PM
Narrative Shorts 5
Regal Hollywood 27 Theater 9 Fri, Oct 11 6:30 PM
Film Info
Section:Narrative Shorts 5: Shocking Behavior
Premiere Status:Southeast Premiere
Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Maureen Towey
Cast:Mary Beth Peil
Linda Emond
Phillipa Soo
Marsha Stephanie Blake
Jeffrey DeMunn
Producer:Valerie Steinberg
Screenwriter:Maureen Towey
Cinematographer:Charlotte Hornsby
Editor:Sarah Broshar
Music:Caroline Shaw


"The 8th Year of the Emergency" stars Tony-nominated actress Mary Beth Peil (The Good Wife, Dawson's Creek) as Lil, a woman who sometimes has a hard time finding the right words. She is many years into her struggle with Alzheimer’s and her language has become a fractured scramble. When Lil's family visits on her birthday, they are all doing their best to celebrate despite dealing with some bad news. Despite her limitations, Lil finds an inspired and impassioned way to carry her family forward. Original score by Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw. Featured actors: Linda Emond, Phillipa Soo, Marsha Stephanie Blake and Jeffrey DeMunn.