Confessions of a Good Samaritan

Director Penny Lane’s decision to become a “Good Samaritan” by giving one of her kidneys to a stranger turns into a funny and moving personal quest to understand the nature of altruism. “Confessions of a Good Samaritan” is a provocative inquiry into the science, history, and ethics of organ transplantation, asking an ancient question in a whole new way: Who is your neighbor, and what do you owe them?

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Credits

Director:

Penny Lane

Executive Producer:

Greg Boustead, Jessica Harrop, Tim Lee, Michael Cho, Mimi Rode

Producer:

Gabriel Sedgwick

Cinematographer:

Naiti Gamez

Editor:

Hannah Buck

Music:

Carolina Eyck

Additional Credits:

Co-Producer: Nickolas Hasse, Co-Executive Producer: Marni E. J. Grossman, Co-Executive Producer: Jenny Raskin, Co-Executive Producer: Lauren Haber, Co-Executive Producer: Ruth Ann Harnisch

Contact

Distributor:

N/A
info@spinningnancy.com

Public Film Contact:

Gabriel Sedgwick
Spinning Nancy
info@spinningnancy.com

Publicity Contact:

Steven Beeman
Stevenmbeeman@falcoink.com
(917) 854-8700

Sales Agent:

Submarine Entertainment

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
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Secondary Entry:
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Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening Section:

Documentary Spotlight

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Language:

English

Runtime:

105 mins