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Straighten Up and Fly Right

Directed by Kristen Abate, Steven Tanenbaum
2022
USA
88 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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An intimate study of a woman with disability staring down a brutal New York winter and seeking the warmth of human connection. Winner, Slamdance Grand Jury Prize.
Twenty-something New Yorker Kristen (Kristen Abate) lives alone and dreams of being a writer. Meanwhile, she walks dogs for a living, and smokes weed to dull the relentless pain of her Ankylosing Spondylitis, a severe form of arthritis that leaves her permanently bent over. But, when faced with eviction, Kristen’s world begins to unravel, forcing her to make choices and cross new thresholds – some with an older man (Steven Tanenbaum) who is in some ways her mirror image. A deeply personal story starring its writer-directors, Straighten Up and Fly Right draws into focus the importance of connection, community and the bonds we make.

Screens with All Silent Dogs.

Screening with open captions. Audio descriptions are available. Venue is wheelchair accessible.
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Touching and poignant … Straighten Up and Fly Right puts us right in the shoes of a person with a disability and her search for friendship, love, and meaning in life.
Alan Ng, Film Threat

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Tickets

Tue 14 Jun
6:15pm
Palace Central Cinemas
Past Event Cancel
Sat 18 Jun
2pm
Palace Central Cinemas
Past Event Cancel
Sun 19 Jun
6pm
Dendy Newtown - Cinema 2
Past Event Cancel
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Screenability
Year
2022
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
USA
Language
In English
Director
Kristen Abate, Steven Tanenbaum
Producer
Steven Tanenbaum, Kristen Abate, Lindsey Cordero, Armando Croda
Cast
Kristen Abate, Steven Tanenbaum, AJ Cedeño
Screenwriter
Kristen Abate, Steven Tanenbaum
Cinematographer
Armando Croda
Editor
Armando Croda
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Women Directors, Comedies, Disability
Company Credits
Production Company: Another Urban Riff
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