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FORT MARIA (2018 Award-Winner)

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2018 Best Directing Award-Winner


Directed by S. Cagney Gentry & Thomas Southerland

Central Oregon Premiere | 84 min.


Maria is a woman with no country. A Bulgarian immigrant and adoptive mother of a black daughter, she finds herself suddenly stricken with debilitating anxiety following a break-in at her home in Kentucky. Maria’s house arrest puts her into equally painful and funny situations that soon entangle her neighbors. As Maria copes with the issues that have led her into her self-inflicted prison, her daughter Meredith discovers her own identity through a search for her biological family.

  • Year
    2018
  • Director
    S. Cagney Gentry & Thomas Southerland