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.