Doctors gave Abbie Evans a week to live when she was born, but this beautiful, moody, rebellious teenage girl isn’t one to listen when people tell her what to do. She sells merchandise at her rocker dad’s concerts, flirting with customers and enjoying life on the road. She also has to undergo painful daily treatments to keep her alive. As she approaches adulthood and wants to spread her wings, her devoted parents struggle to let go. “Opts for a celebration of life over a fear of death to ultimately devastating effect.” – Variety
Q & A with Cary Bell, John Evans
Plays with: Chicago Premiere Short Documentary, Like a Breath (Comme une respiration)
Jaelle Marquis-Gobeille / Canada / 5 min.
A wordless portrait of Amelie, a contemporary dancer preparing for her first professional dance show while dealing with the everyday struggles of living with cystic fibrosis and diabetes.
Co-Presented with Boxx Magazine and Women in Film