Directed by Allison Walsh
Produced by Melanie Walsh and Margaret LeJeune
The movie is listed in competition for the 2018 PAMA for :
– Best Documentary
PITCH : Parallel Lines tells the stories of Olga Perez, a formerly undocumented maid, and Chuck Foss, a former U.S. border patrol agent, who respectively live in the border towns of Juarez, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas, and whose occupational histories would seem to put them at odds. But the stories Olga and Chuck share reveal a much more complex relationship between those who police the border and those who cross it, which also includes compassion, respect, and a shared daily existence.
Festival’s appreciation :
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Allison Walsh is an artist and emerging documentary filmmaker. She combines her art disciplines to bring new life to the documentary stories she encounters. Walsh has a BFA in Painting and a BA in Spanish from Bradley University. Parallel Lines is Walsh’s first film, beginning in January 2017.