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Genre  Documentary, Short, Biography
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Director  Lucy Walker
Story by  Marianna Palka
8/10 IMDb

Initial release  January 18, 2014
Running time  16 minutes
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Writer  Marianna Palka (story)
Producers  Marianna Palka, Lucy Walker
Cast  Seth Gabel, Moet Hashimoto, Bryce Dallas Howard, Marianna Palka, Carly Ritter, Jason Ritter
Similar movies  65_RedRoses (2009), Hospital (1970), 9000 Needles (2009), The Waiting Room (2012), Little Man (2005)

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The Lion's Mouth Opens is a 2014 short documentary by Lucy Walker about Marianna Palka and her courage when she struggles with testing whether she has Huntington's disease.

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The premiere was at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. It was then 14 minutes, and was later made into 28.

It was broadcast on HBO on 1 June 2015.

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Plot

Documentary about actress and film director Marianna Palka's struggles with Huntington's disease.

Cast

  • Marianna Palka
  • Jason Ritter
  • Bryce Dallas Howard
  • Seth Gabel
  • Christian Williams
  • Reception

    The Los Angeles Times wrote "an espresso shot to the heart". "The most emotionally devastating film at the Sundance Film Festival this year was a short" – Filmmaker Magazine.

    Awards

  • Winner Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking, Cinema Eye Honors 2015
  • Finalist, Best Short Film, Ashland Independent Film Festival 2014
  • Director's Choice Best Short Doc, Rincon International Film Festival 2014
  • Audience Award for Best Documentary Short, Traverse City Film Festival 2014
  • Shortlisted for Best Documentary Short, 87th Academy Awards
  • References

    The Lion's Mouth Opens Wikipedia
    The Lions Mouth Opens IMDb The Lions Mouth Opens themoviedb.org


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