Lucia, Before and After

Lucia, Before and After

In this meditative "anti-road trip", Lucia travels from Odessa to El Paso, Texas to get an abortion, only to find that she has to wait the state-mandated, twenty-four hours before she can have the procedure. With nowhere to go, she spends the night in a town she doesn't know awaiting her fate.

"Lucia, Before and After" won the Jury Prize for US Fiction at Sundance Film Festival and was made in conjuction with Refinery29's Shatterbox Anthology grant.

Year:  2016
Genre:  Drama
Screening Section: Texas Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Narrative Short
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 13 mins

Anu Valia

Director Bio

Anu Valia is writer, director, and actor who has produced videos for "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," MTV, IFC, CollegeHumor, Vox Media, Refinery29, NYLON Magazine, Above Average, and more. Her work has won Sundance's Jury Prize for US Fiction, and she has been nominated for a Student Academy Award and a National Board of Review grant.


Twitter:   @anuvalia


Director:  Anu Valia
Producer:  Gabrielle Nadig
Screenwriter: Anu Valia
Cinematographer: Charlotte Hornsby
Editor: James Codoyannis
Production Designer: Amelia Steely
Sound Designer: Patrick Burgess
Music: Jay Wadley
Principal Cast: Sarah Goldberg
Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Jami Villers, Colorist: Alan Gordon at Senior Post, Hair and Makeup: Anna Milhouse, Choroegrapher: Kenji Igus, Casting Director: Kerry Barker


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