• Directed By: Heather Harlow
  • USA / 20 minutes
  • Screening: Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm
  • Screens with Sisterhood of the Night
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  • Location: Hollywood Theatre
  • Sponsored By: New Belgium Brewing Company

The Punishing Business stars legendary songstress Storm Large in an emotionally-charged 19 minutes of rising tension between a down-on-her-luck ex-convict (Ellen) and her landlady’s developmentally-disabled daughter (Addie), who refuses to leave Ellen alone. When the story begins, Ellen is almost impervious to Addie’s mental limitations, finding her more amusing than annoying. But as Addie’s aggressive actions escalate, Ellen suddenly realizes that something terrible must have happened and Addie would tell her if only she could.

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About the Director:

Heather Harlow is an award-winning digital media producer and filmmaker based in Portland, Oregon. Her accolades include ‘Rising Star Award’ from OMPA and ‘Best Documentary’ at Hollyshorts Film Festival for her previous film Nous Deux Encore, which won a total of 13 awards.