Any Wednesday

Agnes, 79 and in the early stages of dementia, has a flat tire on a dark and rainy evening. C’Mo, a homeless Iraq war veteran with PTSD changes her tire and asks her for money. He then asks for a ride. She can’t say no. Their connection passes through her fear and his persistence to an unexpected bonding. While she struggles to remember, he can’t forget. Inspired by true events, ANY WEDNESDAY brings together for one evening, the most unlikely of travel companions.

  • Allie Light
    Director
    In the Shadow Of the Stars, Dialouges with Madwomen
  • Patrick Stark
    Director
    One life, no regrets
  • Allie Light
    Writer
  • Allie Light
    Producer
    In the Shadow of the Stars, Dialogues with Madwomen
  • Julia Hilder
    Producer
    Desert Dogs, Blind Spot, Murder by Women
  • David Lundstedt
    Producer
    Desert Dogs
  • Patrick Stark
    Producer
    One Life, No Regrets
  • Mary Black
    Key Cast
    “Agnes”
  • Shane Dean
    Key Cast
    “C’Mo”
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    36 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 21, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    75,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Red, Aria Alexa
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Female Eye
    Toronto
    Canada
    June 30, 2018
    World
    Official selection
  • Cindependent Film Festival
    Cincinnati
    United States
    August 25, 2018
    US
    Best Actor
Director Biography - Allie Light, Patrick Stark

Allie Light, winner of the 1991 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and the 1994 National Emmy Award for best interview program, writes, directs and produced documentary films with her partner, the late Irving Saraf. Her credits include: Rachel’s Daughters: Searching for the Causes of Breast Cancer (HBO), Dialogues With Madwomen, (Emmy Award; Freedom of Expression Award, Sundance Film Festival); In The Shadow Of The Stars, (Academy Award); Mitsuye and Nellie, Asian American Poets; Visions of Paradise (five films about folk artists); Shakespeare’s Children (produced by Kate Kline May); Blind Spot: Murder by Women; Children and Asthma and Good Food, Bad Food, Obesity in American Children (programs about children’s health and the environment); An Iraqi Lullaby and The Sermons of Sister Jane, Believing the Unbelievable. Her most recent work is Empress Hotel, released in 2009. Allie has published a book of poems, The Glittering Cave and edited an anthology of women’s writings, Poetry From Violence. Her essays appear in publications about women. Ms. Light lectured in film at City College of San Francisco and, for ten years, in the Women Studies Program at San Francisco State University. Her life story appears in On Women Turning 50, Celebrating Mid-Life Discoveries, by Cathleen Rountree (Harper/Collins, 1993), and interviews with Allie are in Film Fatales: Independent Women Directors, by Judith M. Redding & Victoria A. Brownworth (Seal Press, 1997) and Documentary Filmmakers Speak by Liz Stubbs (Allworth Press, 2002). Allie has served on the Media Advisory Panel for the National Endowment for the Arts and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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Director Statement

After a long career of making documentary films, Any Wednesday is my first foray into the dramatic narrative genre. The story is inspired by true events and revolves around Agnes, an elderly woman in the early stages of dementia, who meets and embarks on a night journey with C'Mo, a homeless war veteran suffering from PTSD. Their commonalities of remembering and forgetting create a bond between them.