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Great Photo, Lovely Life

Great Photo, Lovely Life

Rachel Beth Anderson, Amanda Mustard
United States
2023
112 min
Dutch Premiere
Best of Fests
Synopsis

Bill Flickinger, a chiropractor by profession, left behind a devastating trail in the lives of his young patients and his own family. His traumatized family kept silent about his sexual abuse, obligated by their Christian faith to forgive him. But what does forgiveness mean if the perpetrator is not even held accountable, and the hurt inflicted on the victims is never addressed?

After the death of her grandmother Salesta, photojournalist Amanda Mustard embarks on an investigate journey, determined to breach the silence surrounding her grandfather’s offenses while he is still alive. For eight years, she unpacks with her family the complex trauma that has shaped them all—including her grandfather. Using old photos, family videos and testimonies, she unravels a world of secrets to understand how her grandfather continued to evade punishment, and the generational price her family is paying for it now.

Mustard—who co-directed this film with cinematographer Rachel Beth Anderson—courageously puts herself in the center of what turns out to be a long and visibly painful undertaking, jeopardizing more than she ever intended to put on the line.

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Credits
112 min
color
DCP
Spoken languages: English
Director
    Rachel Beth Anderson,
    Amanda Mustard
    Rachel Beth Anderson,
    Amanda Mustard
Production
    Amanda Mustard,
    Luke Malone,
    Rachel Beth Anderson
    Amanda Mustard,
    Luke Malone,
    Rachel Beth Anderson
Executive producer
    Rachel Dretzin for Ark Media,
    Sara Rodriguez for HBO,
    Nancy Abraham for HBO,
    Lisa Heller for HBO
    Rachel Dretzin for Ark Media,
    Sara Rodriguez for HBO,
    Nancy Abraham for HBO,
    Lisa Heller for HBO
Cinematography
    Rachel Beth Anderson
    Rachel Beth Anderson
Animation
    Charlie Tyrell
    Charlie Tyrell
Editing
    Tyler H. Walk
    Tyler H. Walk
Sound
    Rachel Beth Anderson,
    Jacob Ribicoff
    Rachel Beth Anderson,
    Jacob Ribicoff
Music
    Dan Deacon
    Dan Deacon
Involved TV Channel
    HBO
    HBO
World Sales
    HBO
    HBO
Screening copy
    Rachel Beth Anderson
    Rachel Beth Anderson
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