In Our Bones, Tuesday, July 24th at 6:00pm and 8:00pm at the Speed Cinema. Q&A with Director Alex Kimura to follow each screening.
TICKETS: $9 General Admission, $7 LFS and Speed members.
In her first documentary feature, Louisville director Alex Kimura takes us on an inspiring tale of Sam, a young woman from Louisville with terminal bone marrow disease who decides to try to find a donor match by going on a road trip around America with her sister and best friend. This film gives a raw look at life on the road, with the beauty of its freedom and its ugly loneliness where a young woman must grapple with her mortality and attempt to shake off the label of "patient" that was thrust upon her to discover who she wants to be in whatever time she has left. You meet a big sister whose guilt paves her road to redemption and you witness the evolving relationships between two sisters and their best friend as they travel around the U.S. with a mission that threatens to break them, while knowing that their success or failure means life or death.
Sam’s crusade to find a hero for herself and for other patients needing transplants forces her to confront her mortality, uncover her family’s secrets, and get out of the passenger seat of her own life. This film challenges detrimental misconceptions about bone marrow donation, cracks open long buried secrets, and poses the question, "is any of it worth it"? It's personal, it's unsettling, it's inspiring, and it's a front row seat to a 50 state adventure that blossomed out of a deeper calling to find heroes. It's In Our Bones.
In addition to the film subject and director being from Louisville, local musician Ben Sollee contributed a song and Gill Holland is the Executive Producer. The film was also funded by two local non-profits, Sharing America’s Marrow and National Stem Cell Foundation.
Co-presented with Speed Cinema