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NARRATIVE FEATURE | 99 MIN | 2011

MARIA MY LOVE

Ana is a young woman trying to reimagine her life after her mother's death during the course of one California spring. Filled with resentment over her father's mistakes, Ana feels disconnected from herself and everyone around her. Swept up by new romance and a warm reunion with her half-sister, Ana is so taken by the newfound support and love in her life that she sets out to find someone—anyone other than herself—to help. She finds a volunteer project in Maria, a reclusive hoarder who has alienated her own family with her compulsive behavior. As the two become unlikely friends and confidantes, Ana finds herself in an emotionally complex relationship that reveals some uncomfortable truths about herself.

First-time writer/director Jasmine McGlade Chazelle (producer of Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, TFF '09) returns to the Festival with a vivid and authentic portrait of grief through a young woman's journey to find her own way, inspired by supporting actress Lauren Fales' life. Judy Marte (Raising Victor Vargas) delivers a naturalistic performance as Ana and strikes chemistry with two-time Golden Globe winner and Academy Award® nominee Karen Black as Maria.

Film Information
Year: 2011
Length: 99 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Primary Cast: Judy Marte, Karen Black, Brian Rieger, Lauren Fales
Director: Jasmine McGlade Chazelle
Screenwriter: Jasmine McGlade Chazelle
Story By: Jasmine McGlade Chazelle, Lauren Fales
Producer: Jennifer Glynn, Tiana Matthews, Jasmine McGlade Chazelle
Cinematographer: Brian Outland
Editor: Katy Skjerping
Composer: Maxwell Drummey
Press Contacts

Director's Manager
Gary Ungar
Exile Entertainment
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Phone: 310.573.1523
exile_ent@yahoo.com

Director's Manager
Tyler Ruggeri
Exile Entertainment
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Phone: 310-573-1523
exile_ent@yahoo.com

Director's Manager
Gary Ungar
Exile Entertainment
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Phone: 310.573.1523
exile_ent@yahoo.com

Director's Manager
Tyler Ruggeri
Exile Entertainment
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Phone: 310-573-1523
exile_ent@yahoo.com

About the Director(s)
JASMINE MCGLADE CHAZELLE graduated from Harvard University, where she produced the award-winning feature-length musical Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, which premiered at Tribeca in 2009 and was released in theaters the next year to rave reviews. Outside of filmmaking, Jasmine is also known as a national champion fencer.

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