Best and Most Beautiful Things
|Best and Most Beautiful Things|
|Directed by||Garrett Zevgetis|
|Produced by||Kevin S. Bright (Executive Producer), Ariana Garfinkel, Jeff Consiglio, Garrett Zevgetis and Jordan Salvatoriello|
|Music by||Tyler Strickland|
|Cinematography||Sarah Ginsburg and Jordan Salvatoriello|
|Edited by||Jeff Consiglio, Sarah Ginsburg (Additional Editor)|
Only Bright Productions, Beacon Street Films, Carriage House Pictures, VFRFilms
|Distributed by||First Run Features|
|1 hour 30 minutes|
Best and Most Beautiful Things is a 2016 documentary film directed by Garrett Zevgetis and produced by Zevgetis, Ariana Garfinkel, Jeff Consiglio, and Jordan Salvatoriello. Its world premiere was held at the South by Southwest film festival on March 14, 2016, where it was nominated for a Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film explores the coming of age of an exuberant and precocious young blind woman, Michelle Smith, who identifies as being on the autism spectrum. As she tries various ways of finding her true self in a new world of adults, she struggles with family tensions and trying to keep a job. On a more personal level, she begins developing a sense of sexual identity through exploring aspects of fetishism. In a December 1, 2016 review in The New York Times, Neil Genzlinger called the film "a remarkably forthright documentary" in which Ms. Smith makes "a difficult transition for someone with disabilities - the end of the schooling years, with their structure and relative safety." The same review named the film a New York Times "Critics' Pick." 
- Won Special Jury Award for Individuality of the Human Spirit at the 2016 Florida Film Festival.
- Won Special Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature at the 2016 Independent Film Festival of Boston.
- Nominated for Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2016 South by Southwest film festival.
- Schek, Frank (November 30, 2016). "Best and Most Beautiful Things: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
- Scotti, Ariel (November 30, 2016). "Best and Most Beautiful Things documents a blind, autistic woman's clear vision of herself: movie review". New York Daily News. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
- Genzlinger, Neil (December 1, 2016). "Review: Best and Most Beautiful Things About a Disabled Woman's Place in the World". The New York Times. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
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