Kate Hudson (Almost Famous), Maddie Ziegler (The Book of Henry), Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night in Miami), Héctor Elizondo (The Princess Diaries), Mary Kay Place (Being John Malkovich), Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder), Tig Notaro (Instant Family), Beto Calvillo (film debut), Ben Schwartz (Sonic the Hedgehog), Juliette Lewis (Old School), Kathy Najimy (Rat Race), Henry Rollins (Heat), Parvesh Cheena (The Ode)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Sia (film debut), director, writer, producer; Dallas Clayton (film debut), writer; Vincent Landay (Where the Wild Things Are), producer; Craig DeLeon (Fools Soundtrack), composer; Sebastian Winterø (Kajillionaire), cinematographer; Matt Chesse (Monster’s Ball), Curtiss Clayton (Sherrybaby) and Dana Congdon (The Basketball Diaries), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Zu (Hudson), a recovering drug addict, becomes the legal guardian for her autistic teenage half-sister Music (Ziegler) after their grandmother dies. Although at first she struggles with her newfound responsibility of caring for Music, Zu eventually finds her footing with the help of her neighbour Ebo (Odom Jr.), and becomes a strong-willed guardian for her younger sibling…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Pop star Sia makes her directorial debut with an uplifting musical fantasy, which anyone can easily enjoy (so long as they ignore some of the pre-release controversy surrounding it).