SXSW 2023: Kim Albright’s “WITH LOVE AND A MAJOR ORGAN” Premieres This Sunday

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Directed by Kim Albright
Written by Julia Lederer
based on her play
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Starring Anna Maguire, Hamza Haq, Veena Sood, Donna Benedicto
SXSW Screenings
World Premiere: Sunday, March 12th at 2:30 PM (Violet Crown 2)
Sunday, March 12th at 3:00 PM (Violet Crown 4)
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Screening #2: Tuesday, March 14th at 9:00 PM (Alamo Lamar D)
Screening #3: Friday, March 17th at 2:30 PM (Alamo Lamar C)
Synopsis
In a world where everyone’s heart is an object and there’s a strong societal pressure to dampen emotion, lonely Virtual Insurance broker Anabel (Anna Maguire) always follows her heart. At odds with this overly pragmatic society, and after a series of devastating emotional blows, she rips her heart from her chest and gives it to a man she’s fallen for, the strangely unfeeling George (Hamza Haq, NBC’s “The Transplant”). Unburdened by her exuberant yet cumbersome heart, Anabel finds life easier. George, on the other hand, begins to feel everything, to the shock of his overbearing mother, Mona (Veena Sood). Anabel soon realizes she needs to get her heart back if she’s going to survive.
About the Director
Kim Albright is an award-winning Canadian-British-Filipina film director. She studied architecture in Montreal, moved to London, and featured on the British Film Institute (BFI) Upshot Program, showcasing “the most exciting emerging UK filmmaking talent”. Her shorts have won awards and competed worldwide, including at the BAFTA-qualifying Encounters Film Festival, the BFI London Film Festival and the British Independent Film Festival. She is an alumna of the Canadian Film Centre Directors Lab, the Canadian Academy Director’s Program for Women, and Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) Story & Leadership, and a recipient of the CBC Films WIDC Talent Development Award and the WIDC Feature Film Award. Her first feature film, With Love And A Major Organ, received Telefilm funding and the Women In The Director’s Chair Feature Film Award and will have its world premiere at SXSW in March 2023.
Director: Kim Albright
Screenwriter: Julia Lederer
Cast: Anna Maguire, Hamza Haq, Veena Sood, Donna Benedicto, Lynda Boyd, Arghavan Jenati, Enid-Raye Adams, Kerën Burkett, Ryan Beil, Laara Sadiq
Producer: Madeleine Davis
Executive Producers: Lori Lozinski, Carol Whiteman
Cinematographer: Leonardo Harim
Editor: Tony Zhou
Section: Visions
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: Canada
Language: English
Runtime: 92 mins
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