A Woman Like Me
Monday, March 16
11:00AM - 12:24PM
719 Congress Ave
A Woman Like Me is a hybrid documentary that interweaves the real story of director Alex Sichel, diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2011, with the fictional story of Anna Seashell (Lili Taylor), who struggles to find the glass half full when faced with the same diagnosis. The film follows Alex as she uses her craft to explore what is foremost on her mind while confronting a terminal disease: parenting, marriage, faith, life, and death. When we are stuck between a rock and hard place, can our imagination get us out?
Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Director: Alex Sichel, Elizabeth Giamatti
Executive Producer: Christine Vachon, Alex Sichel
Producer: Elizabeth Giamatti,
Cinematographer: Michael Simmonds, Kirsten Johnson, Reuben Kleiner
Editor: Pola Rapaport, Ramsey Fendall
Production Designer: Maki Takenouchi
Music: Cesar Alvarez
Principal Cast: Lili Taylor, Jonathan Cake, Frank Wood, Clea Lewis, Tamara Jenkins, Lynn Cohen
Alex Sichel directed the acclaimed feature All Over Me, and her short film, Amnesia, was also distributed worldwide. She taught directing for many years at NYU and was a graduate of Columbia Film School.
Elizabeth Giamatti is a first-time director; producing credits with Touchy Feely Films include Pretty Bird, Cold Souls, and All Is Bright.
Public Film Contact
Kevin Iwashina & Abby Davis
323 782 9193