Iron FamilyDirected by Patrick Longstreth
Jazmine Faries, a 32-year old woman with Down syndrome, is obsessed with soap operas, Barbie dolls, and Matthew McConaughey. For the past 5 summers, her family has performed her original stage plays for a small audience in their town of Iron River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We follow the creative process of writing, rehearsing, and performing the play in its sixth season. Along the way we see Jazmine’s personal struggle for independence, her yearning for a romantic partner, and how a single spark of creativity can spread joy throughout a community. Winner, 2022 Slamdance Film Festival Audience Award.