2024 Boulder International Film Festival

Confessions of a Good Samaritan

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Director Penny Lane’s decision to become a “good Samaritan” by giving one of her kidneys to a stranger turns into a funny and moving personal quest to understand the nature of altruism. This film is a provocative inquiry into the science, history, and ethics of organ transplantation, asking an ancient question in a whole new way: Who is your neighbor, and what do you owe them? Penny shares her funny journey through the long, strange trip of transplantation, and more importantly, how helping people makes you feel great about yourself and is, in fact, the glue that holds our civilization together.  

  • Year
  • Runtime
    103 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
  • Director
    Penny Lane
  • Producer
    Gabriel Sedgwick
  • Executive Producer
    Greg Boustead, Jessica Harrop
  • Cinematographer
    Naiti Gámez
  • Editor
    Hannah Buck
  • Composer
    Carolina Eyck