Inter-weaving stories of the difficult lives of four characters: an unemployed actor, a woman facing an unexpected pregnancy, an older woman grappling with sex in her senior years, and a man navigating between his illness and the law.

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Chris Shearer
Britta Sjogren
Chris Sjogren
Christine Sjogren
Sean Uyehara
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Shot with non-professional actors (including the filmmaker herself) in the intimate black-and-white palette of older home movies, In This Short Life works the blurry margin between documentary and fiction. The film follows four mysteriously intertwined lives in Portland, Ore., and Los Angeles: an elderly woman ambivalently embarking on an affair; a mentally unstable man being evicted from his home; a frustrated actor waiting for his breakthrough; and a young female artist forced by a much-desired yet inconveniently-timed pregnancy to reassess the priorities in her life... Written by REDCAT

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2 October 2005 (USA)  »

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Award - Best Director - Rio FEMINA International Film Festival 2005 See more »

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