Anesthesia (2015)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Ensemble Film, Family Drama, Slice of Life  |   Release Date - Jan 8, 2016 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Jennifer Lackman

This ensemble drama set in New York City begins with a philosophy professor (Sam Waterston) getting stabbed while he's trying to buy flowers for his wife (Glenn Close). Elsewhere, his daughter-in-law (Jessica Hecht) battles cancer, a student of his (Kristen Stewart) has self-harm issues, a junkie (K. Todd Freeman) is dragged to rehab by a childhood best friend (Michael K. Williams), and a suburban wife (Gretchen Mol) longs for the city. Written and directed by Tim Blake Nelson.

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cancer, city, rehabilitation [detox], self-hate, self-mutilation