Instructions on Parting

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Directed by Amy Jenkins
2018
USA
93 minutes
18+
American sculpture, installation and performance artist Amy Jenkins turns the camera on her family’s most intimate stories, recording a heart-breaking year of births and deaths.

Jenkins vividly documents a tumultuous year in her family, which sees the arrival of her first child, and the cancer diagnoses and deaths of three close members of her family. Through the filmmaker’s delicate touch, the commonplace becomes surprising and the unfolding narrative is unexpected: the dance of intimacy in families, the flow of seasons passing, moments lost and things left unsaid. Jenkins’ interrogation of her own loss leads us to a daring acceptance of the inevitable. It’s a beautiful, closely observed elegy to the cycles of life, indelible love between generations and the ways that senses are heightened at times of trauma.

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Instructions on Parting

Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 3
Sat 16 June
12:30pm—2:03pm
Past Event Cancel

Instructions on Parting

Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2
Sun 17 June
5:35pm—7:08pm
Past Event Cancel
Year
2018
Classification
18+
Country
USA
Language
In English
Director
Amy Jenkins
Producer
Amy Jenkins, Mary Kerr
Program Strand
Company Credits
World Sales: The Film Collaborative
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