Cinefemmes and the UNLV Department of Film presents a screening of the feature film, "About Sunny," written and directed by Las Vegas native and award winning filmmaker Bryan Wizemann.
"About Sunny" won the 2012 Grand Jury Prize at IFF Boston, and stars Lauren Ambrose, Audrey Scott, Dylan Baker, and Penelope Ann Miller. It premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival where Rex Reed called it a “wrenching but admirably unsentimental film about the bravery of the human condition.” Lauren was nominated for a 2012 Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, and the film is being released by Oscilloscope.
A Q&A with the filmmaker will follow the screening.
Film Synopsis: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by. Las Vegas. Present day. A downward spiraling economy. "About Sunny" is the heartbreaking story of Angela Jerome (Lauren Ambrose, "Six Feet Under"), a young single mother doing her level best not to fall apart. Her daughter Sunny (newcomer Audrey Scott) is one of the few joys in her life, but raising a child alone is a struggle on even the best of days. When the worst week of Angela's life builds to a breaking point, she is faced with an impossible choice: keep trying to make things work, or let it all go for the promise of something better. Co-starring Dylan Baker ("Happiness") as Max, a nihilistic reflection of Las Vegas itself, and his sister, Louise (Penelope Ann Miller, "Carlitos Way"), whose self-interested offer of 'help' becomes the hardest decision Angela will ever have to make.