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A girl in a pink button-up, soaking wet, looks off camera. Behind her a pond surrounded by lush trees

Family Portrait

  •   Lucy Kerr
  •   United States

Spring 2020. A Texas family gathers for a reunion on their sprawling estate. When it’s time to memorialize the proceedings with a family photo, it becomes Katy’s job to wrangle everyone down by the river. Then her mother disappears, and Katy’s unwelcome task morphs into a frantic search as a trickle of news about COVID-19 spreads through the get-together. Fear begins to grip Katy, and reality appears to be tearing at the seams.

Ruminating on life, death, the nature of photography, and existence itself, the film is a brilliantly observed, often slyly humorous picture of the unwieldy chaos of a family gathering and a potent distillation of early pandemic paranoia.

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Special Guests

Scheduled to attend: Actor Deragh Campbell


New Directors Program Sponsors

Robert and Penelope Steiner Family Foundation

Event Information

Monday, October 16, 2023

  •   73 minutes
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601

  • Assistive Listening Devices available
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