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Sep 20 2018
Going On 40: A Short Doc That's Long On Big Surprises Comments (0)

UnnamedHer dad ws probably thinking he couldn't wait to film this to help his future queer daughter make a short. (Image via video Gaby Dunn)

Gaby Dunn's short film 40 is a rare combination of cheerful and mind-blowing, exploring what happened when her father hit 40 and met his birth dad for the first time, and how that monumental event informed the rest of his — and eventually Gaby's — life.

It's to the point, with no filler, but benefits from vintage footage her great-aunt's husband helpfully shot back in the '80s that captured everyone's feelings and that now serves as a road map for other surprises in Dunn's life.

It's so good, it makes me sad I won't be at its Buffer Film Festival premiere in Toronto. If you're there, check it out September 28 — tickets here.

More about Gaby Dunn here.