Sometimes I Think About Dying
St Helens, Oregon is the kind of small town where you could fall asleep in the spring, wake up in the fall, and never miss a beat. That’s part of its charm. But for Fran (Daisy Ridley), stuck in an equally uneventful office job, rigor mortis may be setting in. Enter Robert (David Merheje). This balding, middle aged new colleague doesn’t exactly look like a matinee idol. But when he disarmingly confides he’s never had a job before she can’t help but be intrigued. Even more troubling, he takes an interest in her — and not in a creepy way. Slowly, unsurely, Fran emerges from her emotional shell…
With a lovely score by Dabney Morris, Rachel Lambert’s movie is a gentle, dreamy comedy about the banality of email, depression, timidity, and the kindness of strangers.
Sometimes I Think About Dying is a dark comedy of restraint and quiet, but that silence holds an incredible amount of power and emotion. Ridley gives what might be her best performance, and Lambert knows exactly how to balance the delicate mood of the film.
Ross Bonaime, Collider
Resonant, humorous, and relatable.
Mae Abdulbaki, Screen Rant
Daisy Ridley, Dave Merheje, Parvesh Cheena, Marcia Debonis, Meg Stalter, Brittany O’Grady
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Black History Month: Short Film Showcase
The four short films in this program range from humorous dark comedy to sombre drama. These films explore existential crises, beauty standards and daring ambitions in the lives of the protagonists.