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Tonight On HBO: "First Comes Love." Check It Out.
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By Erich Vandussen
Erich Van Dussen's film reviews have been featured in newspapers and magazines, on the radio, and online for more than 20 years. He lives in the Finger Lakes region.
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I first bumped into Nina Davenport's First Comes Love at last year's Toronto International Film Festival; later, as a member of the programming team for the 2013 High Falls Film Fest, I lobbied for it to come to Rochester. (That it made it into HF3 is due far more to the perceptiveness and taste of head programmer Kate Bernola than anything I did.)
If you saw the doc at High Falls, hopefully you were as transfixed by the film as I was. It's an autobiographical account of the filmmaker's quest to have a baby at age 41, without a husband/boyfriend or any of the traditional safety nets. On its face the tale is pretty mundane, but that's its beauty, I think: The film personalizes a "generic" occurrence with fearlessness and stark honesty.
First Comes Love didn't make it to theaters -- a depressing number of great films don't, these days -- but you can catch it on HBO tonight at 9pm eastern. I highly recommend that you do.

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