Monday, November 14 at 7:15 p.m.
With subjects Michelle and Julie Smith and director Garrett Zevgetis introducing in person!
Off a dirt road in rural Maine near Bangor, a precocious 20-year-old woman named Michelle Smith lives with her mother Julie. Michelle is quirky and charming, legally blind and diagnosed on the autism spectrum, with big dreams and varied passions. Searching for connection, Michelle explores love and empowerment outside the limits of “normal”. Michelle’s joyful story of self-discovery celebrates outcasts everywhere. A hit at the S X SW Film Fesival this year, Best and Most Beautiful Things is “one of the year’s most touching documentary films… A provocative and joyous coming of age portrait… [Michelle] bursts off the screen as someone immensely relatable. You’ll want to know her… A powerful, affecting journey into a young woman’s mind as she searches for connection and empowerment.”—Xaque Gruber, Huffington Post. Unrated. 91 Min.