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.