Because We Have Each Other
Janet Sharrock has two children, and Brent ‘Buddha’ Barnes has three; the pair have a meet-cute at their local RSL, get married, and unite their families - Brady Bunch style. We meet the now grown up Becky (famous for being one of only 80 people in the world with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory), Jessica (a comedian living with depression), Brendan (who aspires to take over Buddha’s repair shop), and young Kylie and Dylan. They laugh, cry, contemplate existence and dream big with their parents, finding joy and stability in one another as they face immense change. In this slice-of-life documentary, we partake in memories cherished, musings on the universe, and moments wacky and dramatic, whilst also learning about each person’s vulnerabilities and deepest traumas. The result is a portrait of life, love and family unlike any other.
Director Sari Braithwaite is a guest of the festival. The screening will be followed by a live Q&A.