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2018 High Falls Film Festival

Audience Choice BEST of the FEST Narrative Film – Saint Judy

Directed by Sean Hannish

USA / 2018 / Narrative Feature Film / 106 mins / English

Audience Choice Best of the Fest – Narrative

The Little Theatre - #1
Monday, November 5, 2018 7:30 pm

Preceded By:
Audience Choice – Best of the Fest Documentary

The Little Theatre - #1
Monday, November 5, 2018 5:30 pm

Description

Saint Judy tells the true story of attorney Judy Wood.  In a landmark case, her first as an immigration lawyer, Judy Wood (Michelle Monaghan) represents Asefa Ashwari (Leem Lubany), an Afghan woman who fled her home country after being persecuted by the Taliban for opening a school for girls.  While juggling her life as a single mother and struggling against her own demons, Judy fights tenacious battles in and out of court alongside Asefa, together weathering devastating losses and setbacks.  Their efforts culminate in arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, where they fight not only to save Asefa’s life, but to change the Law of Asylum to save the lives of women from around the world as well.

Also stars Common, Alfred Molina, Alfre Woodard, Mykelti Williamson and Peter Krause.


Director's Bio

 Sean Hanish is a WGA Award-nominated writer, producer and director and a multi-award-winning commercial director.  Sean focuses on creating realistic stories about everyday heroes with a positive social message.  His previous films include Return To Zero and Sister Cities.  Saint Judy is his latest feature.  A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Hanish completed his Master of Arts at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television.  He is a member of the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America, and the Producers Guild of America.


Preceded By

  1. Audience Choice – BEST of the FEST Documentary – Fiddlin’

    Julie Simone / USA / 2018 / Documentary Feature Film / 96 mins
    Fiddlin’ is a celebration of true Americana and artistic expression in the face of adversity. This hopeful, optimistic film shines a light on what is best about America and shows the uplifting and healing power of music.

    Precedes: Audience Choice BEST of the FEST Narrative Film – Saint Judy


Dates & Times

Audience Choice Best of the Fest – Narrative

The Little Theatre - #1
Monday, November 5, 2018 7:30 pm

Preceded By:
Audience Choice – Best of the Fest Documentary

The Little Theatre - #1
Monday, November 5, 2018 5:30 pm