“If your life flashed before your eyes, would you like what you see?” That’s the question that the new film “A Beautiful Now” asks its audience as it takes them on an all-night vigil for the life of one woman teetering on the edge. The film follow Romy (Abigail Spencer), a depressed dancer who has locked herself in her bathroom with a bottle of champagne and a loaded gun. When her friend David (Cheyenne Jackson) lets Romy’s former friends know that she’s threatening suicide, they all converge outside her bathroom and try to talk her down. In the process, they rehash old arguments, bring up their differences, and reveal previously hidden emotions, all while flashbacks detail how Romy got to this place. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.
The film is the feature-length debut by Daniela Amavia, who’s best known as an actress. She won the Best Actress award at the New York Independent Film Festival in 2001 for her performance in the film “Perfect Lover.” She also co-starred in the mini-series “Children of Dune,” opposite Susan Sarandon and James McAvoy.