Heartbreak: A Painfully Personal Short Film Shares A Life In Pictures

My Favorite Picture Of You

Why Watch? There’s a backstory to T.J. Martin and Dan Lindsay’s My Favorite Picture of You, but I don’t want to know it. There’s an entire shared lifetime behind it, but this glimpse into a photographic past colored by a labored, weakened voice is enough to feel like family.

Through intimacy and Americana, the Oscar-winning filmmakers have created an emotional flash that heightens the art of the Kodak moment. The result is the polar opposite of relatives sharing vacation slides. Plus, the woman in the pictures and home movies is magnetic. Comfortingly beautiful.

It’s funny that we share so much of our lives online — often with total strangers — and this kind of thing, this kind of raw and vulnerable thing, is still so rare.

What Will It Cost? About 3 minutes.

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A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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