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Actual People

Director: Kit Zauhar Run Time: 90 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2023

Starring: Kit Zauhar, Scott Albrecht, Tiye Amenechi, Isabelle Barbier, Mae Claire, Jackson Crook

NoBudge Presents is a new series of feature films made by young and emerging filmmakers with limited budgets and distinct visions. For our third screening, we’re happy to present Actual People, the debut film of writer/director/actor, Kit Zauhar — one of our favorite micro-budget features from the last couple of years. Screening beforehand is Semen Retention for a Better Tomorrow, a striking stop-motion animated short from Alexandra Neuman. Both filmmakers will be present.

Actual People: In her final week of college, a young woman goes to great lengths to win the affections of a boy from Philadelphia and ends up confronting escalating anxieties about her love life, family and future. Written and directed by Kit Zauhar. Presented by NoBudge and Factory 25. Q&A following with Zauhar and NoBudge programmer, Kentucker Audley. (RT: 84 min)

Semen Retention for a Better Tomorrow: Motivated by the causal relationship between patriarchal domination and the climate crisis, the film integrates climate science, ecofeminism and tantric alchemy into a speculative ethos for bodily and planetary healing. Directed by Alexandra Neuman. (RT: 6 min)