CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023


Year: 2021
Country: USA
Language: English
Run Time: 89 minutes


As she’s wrapping up her workday, transcriber Connie stumbles on the recording the world has been searching for: the 18½-minute gap of conversation missing from the scandalous Nixon tapes. With Watergate flooding the news cycle, Connie understands the powerful weight of the truth in her possession and feels it’s her civic duty to share her discovery with the public. To publish the findings, Connie secretly meets with Paul, a trusted journalist whose byline she’s been following for years. To listen to the recording together, Connie and Paul check in to the nearby Silver Sands Motel, the closest place with working tape players, and pose as newlyweds to maintain their anonymity. While the pair attempt to stay undetected, interactions with the motel’s colorful characters—the overly sensual Lena and Samuel, and a group of free spirits starting the revolution—lead them to fear their mission may be compromised. The what-if drama thriller 18 ½ plays out just one possible scenario of the fate of the still unknown conversation the world may never hear. —A.B.

CIFF46 Screenings

Upper Allen

Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 9:50 PM

Friday, April 01, 2022 at 12:05 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

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