• Directed By: Helen Hood Scheer
  • USA / 18 min
  • Screening: Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 9:15 PM
  • Plays with Linar
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  • Location: Hollywood Theatre

THE APOTHECARY is a cinema verite documentary short film about Don Colcord, the beloved druggist in a remote Colorado outpost; his pharmacy is the only one within 4,000 square miles.  Don navigates a profound divide between his public persona and his personal life.  To the community in this former mining region, he is jovial and almost heroic; at home, on the other hand, he is impotent and isolated as a result of his wife’s long-term disability.  Thematically, THE APOTHECARY explores notions of individual duty and obligation in the face of privately held grief and ambivalence.