Director Penny Lane’s decision to become a “Good Samaritan” by giving one of her kidneys to a stranger launches her on an unexpectedly funny, intimate, and provocative quest to understand why everyone seems to think she’s crazy.
* Hope Special Award, SXSW; Karen Schmeer award for Excellence in Documentary Editing, Independent Film Festival of Boston.
About the director:
Penny Lane. Director. She has been making award-winning, innovative nonfiction films for over a decade. This includes six features – “Our Nixon” (2013), “Nuts!” (2016), “The Pain of Others” (2018), “Hail Satan?” (2019), “Listening to Kenny G” (2021), “Confessions of a Good Samaritan” (2023) and over a dozen short films. A 2020 Guggenheim Fellow, Lane has also received grants and awards from the Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Institute, Wexner Center for the Arts and many others. Penny has been honored with mid-career retrospectives at the Museum of the Moving Image, San Francisco DocFest, Open City Documentary Festival and Cinema Moderne. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.