This is one of those films when it comes to lists. Sure, it's technically a 2018 release, but nobody in Seattle — or in most of America, big city or small town — had no access to this film, theatrically or streaming, until well into 2019. I'm inclined to include it on my 2019 favorites list. I finally found a chance to see it via Amazon Prime's access to the Topic streaming channel.
Anyway, in a season of massive and capital-i Important releases, I so enjoyed this modest production, beautifully scripted, so full of memorable characters, so recognizably human in its quotidian details and familiar conversations, so compassionate, and so often sharply funny.
If you've ever been involved in a community theater, a non-profit arts endeavor, or a small town arts program, you'll feel this movie.
Can't wait to watch Part Two.