Director: Phyllida Lloyd Run Time: 97 min. Release Year: 2020
Starring: Clare Dunne, Ian Lloyd Anderson, Molly McCann, Ruby Rose O'Hara, Shadaan Felfeli
Single mother Sandra (Clare Dunne) escapes her abusive partner with her two young children, only to find herself trapped in temporary accommodation. After months of struggling, she draws inspiration from one of her daughter’s bedtime stories and hits upon the idea of self-building an affordable home. She finds an architect who provides her with plans and is offered land by Peggy (Harriet Walter), a woman she cleans for. Aido (Conleth Hill), a building contractor, appears willing to help, too. But as her past rears its head in the form of Gary (Ian Lloyd Anderson), her possessive ex, and as bureaucrats fight back against her independent spirit, will Sandra be able to rebuild her life from the ground up?
Join us for a special free screening brought to you by Family Services in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Panel to follow the film.
Iris Sunshine, Executive Director at Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina
Andrea Kurtz, Executive Director, Strategic Housing Initiatives at United Way of Forsyth County
Maria Harkins, Victim Advocate Case Manager, Family Services
Traci Ross, President and CEO at Family Services