Atypical Love Story is an intimate portrait of a rather controversial and definitely complex relationship. Betsy met Fernando in 1991. She was then a 34 year-old divorcee struggling to raise two young children, maintain her small Florida farm, and still work as an elementary school teacher. At 16, Fernando was the eldest son of the Peruvian family that had moved in with Betsy to work in exchange for housing. As the months went by, Betsy and Fernando developed a deep friendship. When their closeness became apparent to the outside world (each of their immediate families, his high school, her work place), rumors regarding the exact nature of their relationship ran rampant. In 1993, their relationship did in fact evolve into romance. Despite the disapproval of society-at-large and not least of all, Betsy's daughter (just 6 years younger than Fernando), eight years later they remain a couple.
16mm color film
Special When Lit is a contemporary look at the social, political, and economic trends of pinball as seen through the eyes of an historian, a businesswoman, traditional male players, and a new breed of family collectors. These voices will demonstrate varying perspectives on where pinball has been and where it is going as we enter the 21st century.
16mm black and white film