The Velocity of Autumn
“The Velocity of Autumn” swirls around Alexandra, an 80-year-old artist, in a showdown with her family over where she’ll spend her remaining years. In Alexandra’s corner are her wit, her volcanic passion, and the fact that she’s barricaded herself in her Brooklyn brownstone with enough Molotov cocktails to take out the block. No sooner are the words “Hi, Mom” uttered than the emotional bombs start detonating. “The Velocity of Autumn” is a wickedly funny and wonderfully touching discovery of the fragility and ferocity of life.