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"Natural Selection" swept the jury awards at SXSW 2011, and has been generally hailed especially for Rachael Harris' performance, a dramatic turn from a well-established comedienne. The feature debut from writer/director Robbie Pickering, the film stars Harris as mousey Texas housewife Lindy who has been denied sex by her husband Abe (John Diehl) for 25 years because their religion forbids copulation without the express purpose of procreation, and wouldn't you know it, Lindy can't have any "special babies." Abe fulfills his needs secretly, at the local sperm bank, which Lindy doesn't discover until he keels over from a stroke, mid-jerk. With her entire world hanging in the balance, Lindy sets off on a road trip to find one of Abe's offspring to bring him back at the behest of her husband's dying wish (or so she thinks... or imagines), armed with only a name (Raymond), city and her trusty hatchback. »

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