Beautiful short film by a rising female filmmaker Christine Turner and starring runway icon Bethann Hardison tells the story of young millennial and his ailing grandmother in a moment where they must learn to communicate with each other. The film strikes a definitive chord as a statement on generational divide and the need for communication and understanding. The care for our ailing in elders is all too common for many as we experience the transition of the early generations aging out.
The film strikes a definitive chord as a statement on generational divide and the need for communication and understanding. The care for our ailing elders is all too common for many, as we experience the transition of the early generations aging out.
Lead actress Bethann Hardison has been a fashion activist since the 70’s and early 80’s when she was one of the first Black models to grace the runway and the world’s top fashion magazines. She continues her activism today inspiring young women around the world. HOLD ON is her powerful acting debut.
Turner is a filmmaker and documentary television producer based in New York City. Her directorial debut, HOMEGOINGS, about a renowned funeral director in Harlem, premiered at the 2013 Documentary Fortnight at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and opened the 26th season of the acclaimed PBS series, POV. Her short drama, YOU CAN GO, about a school administrator who talks down an armed student, was selected for the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and will be distributed by PBS in 2017. Christine continues her turn toward fiction with the short film, HOLD ON, which will premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
Duration: 9 minutes
World Premiere – 2017 Sundance Film Festival
SHORT PROGRAM 4:
Saturday, January 21, 6:30 p.m. – Redstone Cinema 1, Park City – WORLD PREMIERE
Sunday, January 22, 3:00 p.m. – Broadway Centre Cinema 6, Salt Lake City
Tuesday, January 24, 3:00 p.m. – Yarrow Hotel Theatre, Park City
Thursday, January 26, 4:00 p.m. – Holiday Village Cinema 4, Park City