#SXSW: “INTRODUCING, SELMA BLAIR”
By Mr. Will Wong
Rachel Fleit directs this heartfelt and intimate portrait of the talented Selma Blair. After going public with her Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis in 2018, the Actress known for her roles in Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde, Hellboy and many more fan favourites, has lived her life as an open book as she bravely battles against the illness.
Just picked-up by Discovery + in the U.S., the Film first will premiere at SXSW this week and without giving too much away, it grapples with a few things. Her relationship with her ailing mother, her love of her son Arthur and her own mortality as she elects to undergo Stem Cell Therapy, which has a 7% mortality rate.
Blair doesn’t hold back and we get all of her and her vulnerability – emotional and physical – which is almost too heartbreaking to watch at times. It is impossible not to love her even more after seeing this as she navigates her grief with a dash of humour. We can’t wait for you to see this too!
The concisely-told Film screens at SXSW Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:00 PM to 4:29 PM and is part of the Documentary Feature Competition.