Synopsis by Michael Hastings
A brainy post-grad struggling with his dissertation gets some assistance from a mysterious stranger in this independently produced romantic comedy. The Naked Proof tells the story of Henry (Michael Chick), a philosophy student who has been striving for the past ten years to explain nothing less than the meaning of life itself. Managing to alienate his friends and, more importantly, his girlfriend at a party, Henry stumbles out into the dark, where he collides with the bicycling Miriam (Arlette DelToro), a very scintillating and very pregnant woman who proceeds to wind her way into his life. Soon Henry finds her breaking into his apartment, recruiting him for her Lamaze classes, and even involving him in various petty crimes, all the while referring to him as her "husband." But as Henry falls deeper and deeper in love with Miriam, he becomes more and more unsure whether this woman who appeared out of nowhere is indeed a flesh-and-blood temptress or just some sort of philosophical apparition. Produced, co-written, and directed by Seattle filmmaker Jamie Hook, The Naked Proof premiered at the 2003 Seattle Film Festival.
bicycle, board-of-directors, dissertation, girlfriend, graduate-student, pregnancy, student