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Ends Wed, Feb 21


  • Dir. Rachel Lambert
  • USA
  • 2024
  • 91 min.
  • PG-13
  • DCP
  • Assistive Listening
  • Hearing Loop

Lost on the dreary Oregon coast, Fran finds solace in her cubicle, listening to the constant hum of officemates and occasionally daydreaming to pass the time. She is ghosting through life, unable to pop her bubble of isolation — when a friendly new coworker, Robert, persistently tries to connect with her. Though it goes against every fiber of her being, she may have to give this guy a chance. Director Rachel Lambert and team craft beautiful cinema for this delicately told story of love for the socially awkward and emotionally challenged. The film is made all the more human by its lovely cast, most prominent in the penetrating eyes of lead actress/producer, Daisy Ridley, and the caring smile of lead actor, Dave Merheje. SOMETIMES I THINK ABOUT DYING is an unexpected fable on the virtues of living.

“Rachel Lambert’s quiet, steady drama mixes Fran’s lackluster surroundings with the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and Fran’s own flights of fancy, and mixes, ever so subtly, the mundane with the sublime.” —Alissa Wilkinson, Vox

“As odd as this sounds, Lambert took a story about depression and everyday mundane life and turned it into something refreshing, innovative, and humorous.” —Valerie Complex, Deadline

“Director Rachel Lambert’s third film (based on the short film by Stefanie Abel Horowitz) is a deeply interior experience, one where the title hovers over every scene even though its ultimate payoff is very small and largely unspoken; the movie’s impact ends up being entirely dependent on the de-glammed Ridley’s performance.” —Liz Shannon Miller, Consequence

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