Not all women are prepared for pregnancy – just ask Small, Beautifully Moving Parts‘ Sarah Sparks. A technophile of the highest order, Sarah is the kind of girl who gets excited about pregnancy tests not just because of their potential outcome, but because she’s curious about how they actually work. When Sarah (rising indie star Anna Margaret Hollyman) finds outs he’s pregnant, she’s not quite sure what to do with the news – but she thinks her reaction might somehow involve her distant mother, who has gone totally “off the grid,” partially thanks to her own strong beliefs about technology. Sarah sets off on a road trip to find her mom, punctuated by stopovers with the rest of her nutty family, a continued technological encroachment, and just maybe a greater sense of what her impending parenthood really means to her.
Lisa Robinson and Annie J. Howell‘s “coming-of-parenthood” tale is a sweet and smart look at parenting (and, childing) in the modern age. The film has shown at a number of festivals, including SXSW 2011 (where I first saw it and quite enjoyed it) and the Hamptons International Film Festival. The will open in New York City on May 11 with a national release to follow and in support of that release, we’re happy to debut some exclusive stills from the film. Check out four more stills from Small, Beautifully Moving Parts after the break.
You can check out more about Small, Beautifully Moving Parts at the film’s official site.