*Online Premiere* Logline: Grace is visited by her mother's ghost and abandons everything to piece together what it wants, even as her reality and identity unravel. Our take: “The Undiscovered Country,” written and directed by Tim O’Connor, is a gripping mystery, the rare micro-budget feature that justifies its 90 minute run time with an ever unspooling enigma plot running alongside its portrait of grief. It’s confident filmmaking, full of style and precision, and carried by a gripping lead performance from Rachel McKeon (if there is such a thing as an indie movie star in our current media landscape, she surely makes the list). Grace gets the call from her father about her mother passing, and heads home for the funeral. That’s where reality and sanity start to splinter: at the cemetery, Grace spots a mysterious man standing off to the side (“Do you know that guy over there?”), and begins seeing visions of her mother around the house. When she finds an envelope with her name on it containing a haunting picture taken in early 80’s in New York City, it begins an investigation into her mother’s past, and we enter a tailspin of supernatural visions, reckless meet-ups, and irresponsible absences. Stylistically, the film’s hazy visuals are a mixture of creeping camera moves, whip zooms, and montage flashes (keeping things peppy as the slow-build puzzle continues to reveal itself in small doses). Psychological astute about the grief process, the film also isn’t afraid to veer into melodrama and campiness. McKeon is game for both — her headlong self-destructiveness and maniacal freak-outs are a justifiable response to the painful processing of losing her mother, desperately clinging to her last signals. [Watch on YouTube]. (89 minutes). Writer & Director: Tim O'Connor. Producer: Andrew K. Li. Director of Photography: Eric Schuman. Original Music: Ryan Shreves. Starring Rachel McKeon, Suzanne Savoy, Francesca Root-Dodson, Rob Campbell, Philip Ettinger, and Zazie Beetz.