Director: Albert Alarr
Runtime: 80 min
Festival year: 2017
Albert Alarr is best known as an Emmy award-winning director and producer of Days of Our Lives; he is also one of the few filmmakers of colour working in daytime television. For his debut feature film, Alarr draws upon his career to tell the story of Lainey Allen (Crystal Chappell from Days of Our Lives and One Life to Live), a veteran soap opera star who retires to a beach house with her partner Eva (Jessica Leccia from Guiding Light). Lainey soon reveals that her early retirement is due to Early Onset Alzheimer’s. Steering clear of the slow pacing and melodrama of soaps, A Million Happy Nows genuinely reminds us that every day, every minute with the one you love, counts.
Screening Sponsors: Be the Change Group Inc., Scotiabank
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