Documentary, Short, Biography
| 8/10 |
January 18, 2014
| Marianna Palka (story)|
Marianna Palka, Lucy Walker
Seth Gabel, Moet Hashimoto, Bryce Dallas Howard, Marianna Palka, Carly Ritter, Jason Ritter
65_RedRoses (2009), Hospital (1970), 9000 Needles (2009), The Waiting Room (2012), Little Man (2005)
The Lion's Mouth Opens Wikipedia
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.
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.
Documentary about actress and film director Marianna Palka's struggles with Huntington's disease.Marianna PalkaJason RitterBryce Dallas HowardSeth GabelChristian Williams
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.Winner Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking, Cinema Eye Honors 2015Finalist, Best Short Film, Ashland Independent Film Festival 2014Director's Choice Best Short Doc, Rincon International Film Festival 2014Audience Award for Best Documentary Short, Traverse City Film Festival 2014Shortlisted for Best Documentary Short, 87th Academy Awards
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