Sick-Amour is a documentary film and love story celebrating the forlorn and lonely tree that Joel Tauber adopted in the middle of a giant parking lot.

33’22”. 2010. Surround sound or stereo. HD Video. 16:9. 1080i/59.94.


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Sick-Amour was shortlisted for a 2011 International Green Award

“Best Green Film” at the 2010 Downtown Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA)

“Sir Edmond Hilary Award” at the 2011 Mountain Film Festival (Mammoth, CA)

“Best Documentary Film” at the 2019 Ahmednagar International Short Film Festival (India)

Official Selection of the 2014 Transition Town Totnes Film Festival (Totnes, England), the 2011 Sedona International Film Festival, the 2011 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, the 2010 San Francisco Documentary Festival, the 2010 Hartford International Film Festival, the 2010 Blue Planet Film Fest (Los Angeles, CA), the 2011 SURGE Film Festival (Portland, OR), and the 2011 Frozen Film Festival (San Francisco, CA).

Sick-Amour also exists as an installation and a public art project. Find out more about Sick-Amour and Joel Tauber.