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The Wooden Heart

United States, 2020, 57 min, World Premiere – DOCUMENTARY

The selling of a family home after 53 years in Southern California inspires an intimate and emotional journey through immigration, the American Dream, and the deeply shared human experience of letting go. Reflecting on the objects, documents, memories, and images that made up a family’s life during the zenith of post-war prosperity and optimism, The Wooden Heart is a moving testament of love, a requiem to a place and time, and a profound and gradual acceptance of the grief of losing all that was once known as home.