The first annual 51 Fest held a special screening for the Netflix Film Otherhood presented by IFC Center & Women in the World. The film was shown on Sunday July 21st on the final day of the festival.
The film fit the schedule well because it was directed, produced and staring women.
The story follower empty nesters, who wonder what's the difference between letting your children grow up and letting them grow distant? This year, on Mother’s Day, feeling marginalized and forgotten, longtime friends Carol (Angela Bassett), Gillian (Patricia Arquette) and Helen (Felicity Huffman) decide to drive to New York City to reconnect with their adult sons, and in the process, they realize their sons are not the only ones whose lives need to change. A journey to relate becomes a journey of rediscovery that forces these women to redefine their relationships with their children, friends, spouses and most importantly, themselves.