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Directed by Scott Ballard

Portland 2015 82 mins. In English

Ballard’s (A STANDING STILL, WELCOMING DEPARTURE) latest feature follows a young woman coming to terms with a trying event in her life. Lillian’s (Rachael Perrell Fosket) outlook is bright—she loves her job in a flower shop and has a sweet budding relationship with her boyfriend (Joe Von Appen)—when her existence is unexpectedly rocked by illness. Days spent in long-term care at the hospital bring reflection, desperation, and some family tension…even as the pain also brings happiness and growth. Told through flashbacks and drifting between memories and shifting consciousness, DEATH ON A ROCK is a bittersweet tale balanced between tragedy and levity.