You are invited to a special one night only presentation of a long-in-the-works director’s cut of the feature film MOM, written and directed by the poet Lonely Christopher. This screening is at the wonderful Anthology Film Archives as part of the New Filmmakers Series. Tickets are $11, same day box office.


Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003


July 11, 2018
8:00 PM

This version of the film has never been seen before. This may be your only chance to watch MOM on the big screen!

Opening Reception in the lobby before the show. Q & A with writer/director to follow.

MOM is a quirky detective story about a young man named Try (Joe Huffman) who enlists the help of a ramshackle agency of dubious sleuths to track down his biological mother. Try’s search takes him from his hometown of White Dog to the big city, meeting along the way such characters as a jolly apparatchik named Clancy (Paul Lazar, Silence of the Lambs) and Andy (Michael Potts, The Wire), a flirty bookseller with a colorful past. Try follows his charismatic, drunken new case manager Arden (Gore Abrams) around gorgeous urban landscapes in search of lost family–but they uncover much more than expected. The sensual Petal (Alejandra Buffala) and businesslike Carmen (Melinda Prisco) are young detectives grappling with the terminal illness of their boss and mentor Woodrow (Mink Stole, Pink Flamingos). Things become more complicated as Arden begins to uncover his client’s true motives and suspects that Try may not be who he seems. And everything or nothing rests on the identity of a mysterious woman named Judy Curtains (Janet Hubert, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air). MOM is a richly textured, awkwardly hilarious noirish tale about the desire to belong.

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