Before I Disappear (2014)

“Before I Disappear” is a drama film directed by Shawn Christensen, which was released in 2014. The movie is based on the short film “Curfew” directed by the same director, which won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film in 2013.

The story revolves around Richie (played by Shawn Christensen), a troubled young man who is on the brink of suicide. One night, he receives a phone call from his estranged sister, Maggie (played by Emmy Rossum), who needs him to pick up her daughter Sophia (played by Fatima Ptacek) from school and take care of her for a few hours. As Richie tries to bond with his niece, he begins to confront his own demons and the painful memories that led him to consider ending his life.

The film deals with themes of redemption, family, and the power of human connection. It features a talented cast, including Ron Perlman, Paul Wesley, and Richard Schiff, and showcases the gritty and colorful streets of New York City.

“Before I Disappear” received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised its performances and emotional depth. The film won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival.

Duration: 93 min.

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