“Sam Now” made its National TV Premiere as part of PBS Independent Lens in May, followed by its VOD release in June. After winning 13 awards at film festivals worldwide, the critically acclaimed documentary is now available to watch on demand via Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play and VUDU. Educational and institutional distribution via GOOD DOCS.
“Sensitive and surprising… a film whose emotional reality seems to evolve before your eyes…”
– Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times Critic’s Pick
What do two film-obsessed brothers do to solve a family mystery? Using every video format imaginable, director Reed Harkness and his brother Sam make a movie as they travel thousands of miles looking for their missing mom. But solving the mystery of her disappearance is only the beginning of their story. Stitching together 25 years of home videos and filling the gaps in the archive with play, SAM NOW is a mosaic of love and an attempt to overcome intergenerational trauma.
“Remarkable not only for its powerful subject matter and the restrained, intelligent way it examines its key players, but for how it simultaneously reaches the audience and everyone involved in the story… This is one of the year’s best films.”
– Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com