2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

A Woman Like Me

Monday, March 16
11:00AM - 12:24PM

Stateside Theatre
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
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 84min

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.

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