Clara’s Ghost
Dir: Bridey Elliott
Cast: Paula Niedert Elliott, Chris Elliott, Abby Elliott, Bridey Elliott

*Director will attend Q&A after the first screening

Actor Ted Reynolds and Clara, his scattered, homemaker wife, welcome their twenty-something daughters—a pair of former child stars—back to their Connecticut home so Ted and the girls can be in a family-themed photo shoot for an airplane magazine. While celebrating their dog's birthday with amiable drug dealer Poo Poo, the vodka-loving clan's banter becomes increasingly bitter and petty, and they devolve into a drunken mess. Meanwhile, a specter only Clara can see urges her to confront her self-centered family.

Director Bio

Bridey Elliott is a writer, director, and actress. After graduating from the National Theater Institute, she performed stand-up in New York and became a regular at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Elliott starred in the SXSW Grand Jury Prize–winning "Fort Tilden" in 2015. Her directorial debut, the short comedy "Affections", premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Bridey can be seen acting in "Battle of the Sexes" starring Emma Stone and in Steven Soderbergh's "Mosaic" project.

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