"In Daughters, a three-generation household of women is confronted with some of life's biggest hurdles: the onset of health problems, old age, loneliness, financial troubles, and feelings of uselessness. A widowed grandmother realizes that her smoking is killing her, but that she may not be able to do anything about it. The mother is desperately trying to keep her non-profit venture afloat, but she knows that a job at Wal-Mart is inevitably in her future. The 20-ish daughter, still living at home, is searching for something to do and a reason to strike out on her own. All of this "heavy," female family stuff could have spiraled into bathos and psychodrama in the hands of another filmmaker. But Daughters manages to tell something real about family dynamics without becoming maudlin; it aspires to drama, but it's tempered with honesty, love, and light-heartedness."
-- SXSW Film Festival Program notes


“…quietly unassuming and absorbing.”
-- Austin Chronicle

“…startlingly realistic.”
-- Cinequest Film Festival Program notes

"Something as genuinely unpretentious as Chris Brown's debut feature seems an anomaly."

"Engaging, understated… Brown's candid visual style and down-to-earth dialogue believably captures the unpredictable nuances of personal relationships and family dynamics, while his subtle take on the encroaching presence of Wal-Mart raises intriguing questions about the effect of '90s corporate culture on small-town life. Brimming with homegrown ambiance, Daughters is a refreshing, sincere slice of real life."
-- Mill Valley Film Festival program notes

-- All Movie Guide


Writer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Chris Brown
Sound: Marcio Camara, Steven Dye
Assistant Director: André Fenley, Windy Chien
Assistant Camera: Daniel Robin, Kevin Wayne Oneal
Cast: Robin Huntington, Colette Keen, Jill Pixley, Nicole Vigil


Color, 75 min.