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Premieres/Reprises: New by Nina Davenport


March 16 (Thursday) 7 pm
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Always a Bridesmaid

Director Nina Davenport in Person
Directed by Nina Davenport
US 2000, 35mm, color, 98 min.

Always a Bridesmaid is an uncompromised, first-person view of the complicated life of a young wedding videographer burdened by an overwhelming dread of never getting married herself. Local filmmaker Nina Davenport is never shy with her camera as she cross-examines failed love interests, interrogates nervous brides, and captures the most private of discussions with her amiable yet aimless current sweetheart. Returning throughout to inspiring and revelatory visits with very old women who have chosen not to marry, the film offers a unique meditation on the human desire for connection and a subtle contemplation on the significance of capturing life on film.

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