A MILLION
HAPPY NOWS

Running Time: 80 min

Albert Alarr
Director

USA
Country

English
Language

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Audience Award: Best First U.S. Narrative Feature
OUTFEST Los Angeles

Best Actress in a Feature: Crystal Chappell
Filmout San Diego

Audience Award: Best Female Feature
Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival

When popular daytime soap star Lainey Allen (Crystal Chappell) starts forgetting her lines, she is forced to retire at the height of her 25-year career. She and her partner, Eva, (Jessica Leccia) move to the California coast, hoping that without the stress of daily filming and pressures of celebrity life, they can move on to their next chapter. But without her normal work routine, Lainey’s behavior becomes worrisome, and she starts to act out in odd ways. At Eva’s insistence, they visit a neurologist and learn the devastating news that Lainey has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

A MILLION HAPPY NOWS is a profoundly moving film that chronicles the changing relationship between longtime partners when one is facing a devastating diagnosis and the other assumes the role of caregiver. Told with great care and respect, along with a little humor, the couple prepare for what’s to come and vow to live in the moment and devote themselves to a happy now.
— Diana Scarbrough
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