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Before I Disappear

Friday, November 28 - Thursday, December 11, 2014

A troubled young man and his straight-laced niece embark on a thrilling odyssey through New York City in this heartrending drama based on an Oscar-winning short. As his life hits rock bottom, 20-something Richie (Shawn Christensen) decides to end it all—only to have his half-hearted suicide attempt interrupted by an urgent request from his sister (Emmy Rossum) to babysit her precocious daughter (Fatima Ptacek). So begins a madcap tour of Manhattan after dark, as uncle and niece find unexpected bonds in the unlikeliest of places. Ron Perlman co-stars in this hugely moving adaptation of up-and-coming director/star Christensen’s own 2013 Academy Award-winning short Curfew.

  • Country USA
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 93 minutes
  • Distributor IFC Films
  • Director Shawn Christensen
  • Cast Shawn Christensen, Fatima Ptacek, Emmy Rossum, Paul Wesley, Ron Perlman