Neighbors the Film

Directed by Rachel Goldberg, a participant in the AFI Directing Workshop for Women

About the Film

NEIGHBORS celebrates the beauty of unlikely friendships. When Maggie, a quirky shut-in meets her feisty new neighbor, Lamay, a transgender woman in an abusive relationship, the two begin a strange friendship that allows them both to break free.

Director’s Note:

This story speaks to me because I believe in the transformative power of relationships. Whether a story is about a transgender woman looking for love, or a woman suffering from agoraphobia who struggles to visit her dying mother, I am compelled by their feelings of solitude and their desire to connect. Often the most beautiful stories are those that highlight people living on the outskirts of society, who wonder if there is a place for them, but who ultimately discover that someone very different from themselves can have the most profound impact on their lives. This has always been true in my own life, and I am thrilled to be able to share this story with you.