Stuff

DIRECTOR: Suzanne Guacci

World Premiere

Expected to attend: Director Suzanne Guacci, Actors Traci Dinwiddie, Yvonne Jung, and Karen Sillas , Producer Kevin Hanlon

“If you don’t take care of your stuff, things start to fall apart.” So says Trisha, half of a couple struggling to find themselves and each other in Stuff. After 14 years together, Deb and Trisha are miles apart—emotionally and in their king-size bed. Deb keeps herself occupied caring for their two little girls, Suzie and Sam. Her life is packing lunches and meeting school buses. Meanwhile, when she’s not busy at her dental practice, Trisha is tending her father’s grave and attempting to mother her own widowed mom.

Into this muddle of familial obligations, resentments, and unfinished business comes hot single mom and tattoo artist Jamie (Traci Dinwiddie of Elena Undone, Frameline34). After their kids have a run-in at school, Jamie makes an effort to connect, mom to mom, with Deb. Though she’s initially put off by Jamie’s unconventional style, Deb craves adult company, and an unmistakable intensity develops slowly between them—meanwhile, Trisha, still mired in grief and seeking closure, throws herself into completing the projects her father left unfinished. Both women find distraction and fleeting fulfillment outside of their relationship, so what will it take for them to face the status of their marriage and life together?

Stuff is an honestly emotional, down-to-earth film about how easy it is to take our loved ones for granted—and how important it is to take care of our “stuff.”

— Laura Henneman
AT&T Audience Award Text Voting Code: F130

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