First Comes Love

First Comes Love
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First Comes Love
USA, 2012, 108 Minute Running Time
US Premiere
Topics: Gay/Lesbian, Woman Director
Program: True Stories
Language: English

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage… But not necessarily in that order – or ever, for that matter – in the life of first-person documentary filmmaker Nina Davenport (Operation Filmmaker; Parallel Lines).

At 41, and single, Davenport feels her biological clock cannot wait any longer for the mythical Mr Right. A twenty-first century woman, she takes matters into her own hands, and enlists the seed of her gay friend Eric to get the ball rolling. Like a character from a Hollywood rom-com – it’s hard not to think of Jennifer Lopez in The Back-Up Plan and the collected works of Judd Apatow – she winds up dating (a film critic, as it happens), but the impending baby spells trouble for their relationship, and nothing is ever as clear as it seems in the movies.

Like her mentors, Ross McElwee and Robb Moss, Davenport puts her life on screen with enormous candor and courage. The reward for her honesty is all ours: a funny, moving and insightful exploration of what constitutes a modern family, and what motherhood entails.

Director Nina Davenport expected to attend both screenings

DIRECTOR: Nina Davenport
Producer: Nina Davenport
Editor: Nina Davenport
Screenwriter: Nina Davenport
Cinematographer: Nina Davenport
Principal Cast: Nina Davenport
Filmography: Operation Filmmaker (2007), Parallel Lines (2004), Always a Bridesmaid (2000), Hello Photo (1996)
Print Source: HBO Documentary Films -

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