WHO’S IN IT?
Lily Tomlin (Nashville), Julia Garner (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Marcia Gay Harden (Pollock), Judy Greer (Jurassic World), Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), Elizabeth Peña (The Incredibles), Judy Geeson (The Eagle Has Landed), Nat Wolff (Paper Towns), John Cho (Star Trek), Sam Elliott (The Big Lebowski), Mo Aboul-Zelof (In Time), Missy Doty (Sideways), Sarah Burns (Going the Distance)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Paul Weitz (About a Boy), director, writer, producer; Terry Dougas (The Mesmerist), Paris Kasidokostas Latsis (Run the Tide) and Andrew Miano (A Single Man), producers; Joel P. West (Short Term 12), composer; Tobias Datum (Smashed), cinematographer; Jon Corn (Brüno), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Elle (Tomlin), a lesbian poet struggling to cope with the death of her long-term partner, is one day approached by her teenage granddaughter Sage (Garner), who reveals she’s pregnant and needs roughly $600 for an abortion. Though Elle herself is broke, she decides to spend time with her grandchild going around making unexpected visits to several possible patrons who can give her the money she needs, whilst dealing with the several secrets that are being dug up in the process…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Grandma is a sweet-natured tale of bonding whilst struggling with a very tricky subject, anchored by a must-see performance by legendary actress Lily Tomlin.