For Grace


California Theatre, San Jose Tue, Mar 7, 2017 9:30 PM
CineArts Santana Row Screen 6 Fri, Mar 10, 2017 12:00 PM
Century 20 Redwood City - Screen 3 Sun, Mar 12, 2017 10:50 AM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Section:Narrative Feature Competition
Rating:Not Rated
Premiere Status:North America
Production Country:United Kingdom
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Sebastian Armesto
Producer:Andrew Keatley
Fred Fernandez-Armesto
Antoine Gordon
Sebastian Armesto
Screenwriter:Andrew Keatley
Music:David Brett
Cinematographer:Scott Norris
Iris Lebrun
Editor:Sebastian Armesto
Joseph Brett
Cast:Andrew Keatley
Jacob Casselden
Sophie Roberts


What makes a family a family? Is it blood, or is it something more?

Despite everything Ben has going for him, his transition into fatherhood has reignited a lurking question: who is his biological family? Wanting his own daughter to know who her family is, Ben embarks on a quest to find out where he came from. He soon discovers his mom died during childbirth and that he has a brother named Peter. As the brothers catch up on the particulars of their pasts, their friendship grows. Ben slowly undergoes a personal awakening as he learns to accept and value something more; something greater than he thought his journey was about. However, just as their relationship is progressing, Ben must confront the totally unexpected. Absorbing and heartfelt, For Grace captures a spirit rarely felt in cinema—always feeling genuine without being overly sentimental. It is about identity, about closure, and about family.

Preceded by the short film: Orange Lipstick; dir. Gavin Michael Booth; USA; 15 min.

Included Shorts

Orange Lipstick (15min) More