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Shot entirely in Seattle neighborhoods, Phoebe's Father showed at NWFF during its initial festival run, and now returns to their virtual cinema to coincide with its streaming release.

In this bittersweet family portrait, a budding competitive cyclist has to confront her past when her father comes back into her life.


Phoebe (Marie Lazzaro) is just starting to find her passion as a competitive cyclist when her estranged father Ben (Lawrason Driscoll, M*A*S*H) comes back into her life. As her brother (Eric Jordan) makes efforts to patch things up, Phoebe tries to find answers about their mother, an artist who left when Phoebe was a child. In doing so, she opens a vein of loss that’s divided the family. Phoebe sets her sights on racing, pushing herself harder and faster; but the old evasions won’t work anymore, and Phoebe has to face her past head on.


Director John Helde and the cast worked together to improvise the story for this funny, touching and realistic family drama.


** This virtual engagement is dedicated to the memory of actors Lawrason Driscoll and Betty Campbell. **

  • Year
    2015
  • Runtime
    95 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    John Helde
  • Cast
    Marie Lazzaro, Lawrason Driscoll, Eric Jordan