One Cut, One Life

Wednesday, May 13 - Thursday, May 21, 2015

When Ed Pincus, considered the father of first-person documentary, is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he and longtime collaborator Lucia Small (The Axe in the Attic) team up to make one last film—much to the chagrin of Jane, Ed’s wife of 50 years. And their intense, raw and deeply personal exploration of the human condition unfolds, it raises the question whether some things might be too private to be made public.

“Embraces all the joy, messiness, creativity and tragedy of their friendship with almost unbearable intimacy and an aesthetic clarity.” – Boston Globe

“Lyrical, profound, and in places unexpectedly humorous.” – Ross McElwee

  • Country USA
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 105 minutes
  • Director Lucia Small & Ed Pincus

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