Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, December 2: BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS
Garrett Zevgetis’ profile of a quirky young blind woman on the autism spectrum debuted at SXSW this Spring. Its fest circuit also included Hot Docs, Camden, Margaret Mead, Mill Valley, Florida, IFFBoston, Dallas, Bentonville, Philadelphia, Denver, and IndieBo.
Michelle is a 20 year old self-proclaimed outcast living in rural Maine with her mother. Since being graduated from the Perkins School for the Blind, she has struggled to engage with the outside world, but finds an outlet for her creativity and need for belonging through the Internet. Unexpectedly, it is here that she finds a boyfriend and a mutual interest in kink, an intriguing curveball that Zevegtis cautiously rolls with as he follows his appealing protagonist over several years. The result is a strange little film, but one with charm – part universal coming of ager, part celebration of self-assured difference.