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NATURAL SELECTION

USA, 2011 (MIFF 2011, International Panorama)

Director: Robbie Pickering

"It is hard not to love this film. A pitchperfect satire of marriage and morality, a perversely satisfying romance... and, above all, the best sort of comedy." - New York Magazine

When childless, devout Christian Abe suffers a stroke while making a 'donation' at a sperm bank, his long-suffering wife Linda (Rachael Harris) discovers that Abe has been a weekly sperm bank regular for more than 20 years. Distraught, Linda tracks down Abe's previously unknown son Raymond, a drug-addled, foul-mouthed Florida prison escapee, who agrees to travel with Linda back to Texas - although unbeknownst to her he has the police hot on his tail.

Winner of seven awards at SXSW, including the Grand Jury and Audience Awards.

"What happens in their hatchback over the next three days is a brilliantly realised bit of scripting and playing... A moving and often extremely funny road trip." - Guardian

D/S Robbie Pickering P Brion Hambel, Paul Jensen, Nicole Ettinger TD HD Cam/2011

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