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SIFF 2011: Natural Selection

Natural Selection is the first feature film from Robbie Pickering and was a big hit of the SXSW film festival taking home quite a few awards including both the audience and the grand jury awards for narrative feature and a movie I would have completely overlooked since I tend to avoid small American features, because nothing good is American. Natural Selection follows Linda White (Rachael Harris) on a road trip to find her husband's illegitimate son, Raymond (Matt O'Leary). After many years in a sexless marriage to the devout Abe (John Diehl) who has been making frequent donations to a fertility clinic instead of having sex with his barren wife and Linda only finds out about this extracurricular activity after Abe has a stroke during one of these donations. Natural Selection is a sly comedy that follows Linda on a journey of self discovery as she pushes her way into Raymond's life. Slowly, these two individuals learn to trust and care for one another on their journey.

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