PUSHING DEAD

WINNER FRAMELINE
BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE – AUDIENCE AWARD

SYNOPSIS

When a struggling writer—HIV-positive for 20+ years—ill-advisedly deposits a $100 birthday check, he is dropped from his health plan for earning too much. In this new era of sort-of universal care, his only options are long shots: take on a helpless bureaucracy, or come up with $3000 a month to buy his medication.

DETAILS

OFFICIAL SELECTION

FilmOut (WINNER: Best Feature, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor)
BFI Flare
Chicago International Film Festival
Calgary International Film Festival (WINNER: Discovery Award, Best Feature)
Seattle Queer Film Festival (Audience Award, Best Feature)
Roze Filmdagen (WINNER: Jury Award, Best Feature)
Florida Film Festival (WINNER: Best Actor)
Austin Film Festival
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Ashland Independent Film Festival (Audience Award, Best Feature)

REVIEWS

‘Director Tom E. Brown takes on a cruel, absurdly structured medical system with a light touch and gentle humanity.’
 IndieWire

 

– The Independent